Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bem-vindo "Metoposaurus algarvensis" - "Triassic Park - Loulé" - Algarvean Salamanders in the News

An interesting report on the BBC websites this morning reports on the publication of a scientific paper on the existence of a large repository if fossilised remains from the late Triassic period salamanders in the Loulé area.

As if we don't have enough dinosaurs and the like of pre-historic and current era here in the Algarve! ;))

More here:


It appears that a large repository of salamander bones were identified during research between 2009 and 2011.by Dr Steve Brusatte, Dr. Octavio Matos, R. Butler and others.

There is a further article here (in Portuguese)

Lusodinos- Dinossauros de Portugal: Super salamandra do tempo dos dinossauros em Portugal