Miguasha National Park – world’s most outstanding fossil site, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Baku, November 1, AZERTAC

Located in Canada, on the east coast of Quebec, the palaeontological site of Miguasha National Park is considered to be the world's most outstanding illustration of the Devonian Period known as the 'Age of Fishes'.
Dating from 370 million years ago, the Upper Devonian Escuminac Formation represented here contains five of the six fossil fish groups associated with this period. Its significance stems from the discovery there of the highest number and best-preserved fossil specimens of the lobe-finned fishes that gave rise to the first four-legged, air-breathing terrestrial vertebrates – the tetrapods.
The Miguasha National Park protects and presents the Escuminac Formation, a rock formation with a rich fossil heritage recognized for the large number of exceptionally well-preserved fossil specimens it contains which are representative of the Devonian period.
The fish, invertebrate and plant fossils at Miguasha bear witness to life as it existed on Earth 370 million years ago.
Miguasha National Park is the most outstanding fossil site in the world from the standpoint of its representation of vertebrate life and its illustration of the Devonian period known as the Age of Fishes.

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