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The Brazilian state of Ceará is known for its fossil fish exports. Ofted because of poverty, these fossils are excavated by the local inhabitants in the quarries in the area. Unfortunately, important fossils do not get investigated by paleontologists because of the commercial exploitation.
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The area is located in the northeast of the Brazilian province of Ceara. Most fossils are found at the Araripe plateau. Especially near Chapada do Araripe many dig for fossils. In Nova Olinda, Santa Rita, Caldas and Santana do Cariri there are quarries.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Fossil fish. The fossil below Dastilbe sp. and Vinctifer comptonii are very common. Other fossils found in this region are insects and plants. Fossil reptiles are also found (i.e. crocodiles and turtles).
Very important finds from this regio are the large number of Pterosaurs. In the Dutch museum Naturalis there is a complete specimen from this site.
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