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At the cliffs of Cabo Espichel there are nice dinosaur tracksways. There are actually two sets of very different prints, one from the Late Jurassic era (The Pedra da Mua) and one set of cretaceous period (the Jazidas de Lagosteiros). Even though the tracks are merely 500 meters apart, they are geologically separated by about 50 million years.
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The cliffs of Cabo Espichel are South of Lisbon and are easily accessible by the N379Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this geology site.
Other locations in the area
Fossil location: Espichel
Fossil location: Praia Grande
Museum: Museu de Historia Natural de Sintra
Museum: Museu Geologico de Portugal
Museum: Museu Nacional de Historia Natural e da Ciencia
Society: Clube Português de Mineralogia: Museu de Historia Natural
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