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Megalodon 7.3cm F3601
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  Sao Martinho do Porto
  Portugal

Added:
august 2004
Last Modified:
february 2006

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Location description

Sao-Martinho do Porto: Around the bay layers from the middle Jurassic period are exposed. The layers contain a rich marine fauna. You can find bivalves (Lopha, Pholadomya, Osteomya, Isognomon,...), gastropods, brachiopods (Morrisythiris, ...), sea urchins (Balanocidaris, loose spines, ...), plant remains and trace fossils. Even dinosaur footprints have been found here. The finds are not always numerous!


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Dinosaur footprints on a flat rock near the sea between Sao Martinho and Foz do Arelho. Photo: Marja van der Wolf
Added by: admin on 22-03-2012

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Directions

The location Sao-Martinho do Porto is a one hour drive north of Lisbon. Hammer and chissel are necessary. The collecting area is shown on the map.

The alternative for a long walk arouds the bay is to drive to Salir do Porto, south of the bay. Follow the sign "Prayas" and from the parking (Information sign!) you are in the area within a few minutes.

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Finds

Bivalves, brachiopods, gastropods and sea urchins from the Jurassic period.

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Go to the Sao Martinho do Porto Species List to identify your own finds!

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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: Agua de Madeiros
Fossil location: Baleal
Fossil location: Peniche
Museum: Museu da Comunidade Concelhia da Batalha
Museum: Museu da Lourinha

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Thanks to F. Lerouge for sending this description.

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