Paleontological Sites of Pisco and Camana Basins

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Paleontological Sites of Pisco and Camana Basins is part of the Tentative list of Peru in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Paleontological Sites of Pisco and Camana Basins is a group of fossils deposits representative of the life and ecosystems that have existed on the Peruvian coast over the last 40 million years, constituting "the best global example of the speciation of marine fauna in the Neogene and part of the Paleogene". Fossils of vertebrates and invertebrates, from marine, coastal and insular environments, among others, are found here. It is an extraordinary testimony to the evolutionary processes of marine species, including, among the most remarkable, cetaceans, pinnipeds, sharks and giant sloths.

Map of Paleontological Sites of Pisco and Camana Basins

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Full Name
Paleontological Sites of Pisco and Camana Basins
Country
Peru
Added
2019
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2019 Added to Tentative List

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