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Location description

At many places in the Tremp area sediments from the Paleogene and Cretaceous period are exposed. Rock exposures can be found along roads, hillsides and fields. Sea urchins are among the fossils found here.

Dinosaur bonebeds and footprints are found in the area. Moreover, the C-T boundary is present as well. It's no surprise then, the whole of the area is off-limits to amateur collectors, and careless fossil collectors might face a penalty when caught. Nonetheless, some local camp sites promote fossil collecting, which may cause confusion on the actual status of the area.


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A Turritella bed in the Figols section
Added by: FossilDude on 17-10-2016

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Tremp is located south of Andorra in northeastern Spain. In the Tremp area you can find fossils from the Tertiary period in Guardia de Tremp, Moro and Llimiana. Fossils from the Cretaceous period are found north of Tremp in Pobla de Segur (northeast of the artificial lake you can see the grey marls) and Sapeira. Collecting is prohibited in the geological reserve!

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Sea urchins, foraminifers.

Various foraminifers from Tremp. © Photo: Henri Pennings

There are 48 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Literature recommended by members

  • Kriwet, J. Gijón, R.S., & López Martínez, N.,, 2007: Neoselachians from the upper Campanian and lower Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) of the southern Pyrenees, northern Spain
    Palaeontology 50(5), pp. 1051 – 1071. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2007.00695.x
    Added by FossilDude
  • Luterbarcher, 1970: Environmental Distribution of Early Tertiary Microfossils, Tremp Basin, Northeastern Spain
    Added by FossilDude
  • Marmi et al., 2015: A riparian plant community from the upper Maastrichtian of the Pyrenees (Catalonia, NE Spain)
    Cretaceous Research 56, 510-529.
    Added by FossilDude
  • Marmi et al.,, 2012: The youngest species of Polysternon: A new bothremydid turtle from the uppermost Maastrichtian of the southern Pyrenees
    Added by FossilDude
  • Robles-Salcedo, R., Vicedo, V., Caus, E., 2018: Latest Campanian and Maastrichtian Siderolitidae (larger benthic foraminifera) from the Pyrenees (S France and NE Spain)
    Cretaceous Research 81, p.64-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2017.08.017
    Added by FossilDude
  • Soler-Gijón and López-Martinez, 1998: Sharks and rays (chondrichthyes) from the Upper Cretaceous red beds of the south-central Pyrenees (Lleida, Spain): indices of an India–Eurasia connection
    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 141 (1998) 1–12
    Added by Georockshop
  • Vicens et al., 2004: Rudist Biostratigraphy in the Campanian-Maastrichtian of the south-central Pyrenees, Spain
    Added by FossilDude

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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: Roda
Geology location: Llavorsí
Museum: Museu de la Conca Della
Museum: Museo de los Dinosaurios de Aren


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