Kerman Paradise of Paleontology

65 million years ago, some creatures in the world were extinct, scientists and researchers are now looking for the remnants and fossils that they may reveal some of their way of life. Kerman province is one of the few places in Iran in which the effects of past geologic organisms have been observed. The existence of huge coal reserves in the north of Kerman province (Zarand city) indicates the existence of vegetation and animal life in this part of Iran. Also, in this land, several fossils have been discovered from different animals and they maintained in Kerman's Natural History Museum.

Some identified Kerman Paleontology

Kerman Paradise of Paleontology


The traces of these animals have also been seen on past sedimentary deposits of geology, especially during the Mesozoic period in different regions. The traces discovered in the Mesozoic Triassic sediments in the Neyzar valley near the village of Deh Alireza, 20 km north of Zarand, are one of these unique points. During the search for dinosaurs by the joint Iran-Brazil team in northern areas of Kerman, the first skeletal works of dinosaurs including a carnivore dinosaurs and parts of unspecified bones in the villages around Zarand were identified. Part of the trail of this dinosaur belongs to 180 million years ago in the Jurassic era in northern Zarand, has been lost due to neglect. Experts have already been able to discover 10 tracks. Of the 10 traces discovered, five tracks belong to the genus Camptosaurus. Nearly 40 years ago, French researchers discovered some of the remains of a dinosaur near Kerman Of course, the remnants of it were immediately transferred to the Museum of Natural History in Paris.

Kerman Paradise of Paleontology
Experts in this region have so far been able to detect the effects of Devonian armored fish fossils (325 to 365 million years ago) related to the Mesozoic era, dinosaurs and related works (250 million to 65 million years ago), and the mammal fossils of the third period belonged to (2 to 7 million years ago). Due to the richness of fossil fuels in the northern city, Kerman province can be considered as the paradise of fossils of the world. However, it should be noted that the abundance of carnivores in an area requires a more abundant amount of vegetarian creatures to provide nutrition and survival. So there's no doubt that there should be many herbivorous dinosaurs in the Jurassic period in Iran.

Kermanm Paradise of Paleontology Harandi Museum
Tourism attraction of these amazing scientific signs could be discover in Kerman's Natural and Paleontology Museum in Harandi Museum.

 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh