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Two new sites in Colombia could be declared world heritage sites

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Two new sites in Colombia could be declared world heritage sites

“These sites have attracted significant attention due to the discovery of well-preserved specimens of various marine invertebrates, including brachiopods, trilobites, bivalves, bryozoans, cephalopods, corals, crinoids, gastropods and crustaceans from the Middle Devonian in Colombia,” the delegation highlighted in the application document regarding the towns of La Floresta, Boyacá, where several fossil sites have been found that could shed more light on the paleontological history of this part of the world. .

Likewise, regarding the sale, it was noted that “it offers exceptional opportunities to understand the relationship between climate/environmental change and biotic evolution in the tropics. For example, the sedimentary and paleontological record of the La Venta site demonstrates the evolution of diverse ecosystems, whose very rich communities lived during part of the globally significant warming and cooling periods, the Miocene Climatic Optimum and the subsequent Miocene Climate Transition.

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