ISCHIGUALASTO



Provincial Park Ischigualasto or “Valle de la Luna”, located in the far north of the province of San Juan, is a protected area of 275,369 ha. That constitutes an important paleontological sanctuary.

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The name "Valley of the Moon" was given by Jesus Victorino Herrera and it is justified by the rugged surface of the rock formations.

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Dinosaur remains from the Triassic period can be found in the rock deposits, which are of very good quality and number and, consequently, are useful for important scientific research, including the study of transition from dinosaurs and ancient mammals.
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Ischigualasto is a name originated in a native language called “diaguita” and means "place where there is no life or place of death''.




The climate is very dry, with rainfall mostly during the summer ( Min 10 ºC – Max 45 ºC )

Dinosaurs Of The Ischigualasto Formation
Chromogisaurus
Eodromaeus
Eoraptor
Frenguellisaurus
Herrerasaurus
Ischisaurus
Panphagia
Pisanosaurus
Sanjuansaurus

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ischigualasto
http://destinationsunlimitedbb.com/san-juan-valle-de-la-luna-moon-valley-and-talampaya?page=2
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3300502873_5632c37ede.jpg
http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/1134098/Argentina-en-imagenes.html