Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 9th, 2009
Gustavo Lara, Director of Culture of the town of Roque Perez, is shown in various photos holding a fossil bone of a Megatherium, a variety of large ground sloth, at an excavation site on the outskirts of Roque Perez, some 135 km (84 miles) south of Buenos Aires, this week.
Fossil bones of a glyptodont (replica above), the nearly complete skeleton of a Megatherium and a head of a Stegomastodon dated from the Pleistocene, the epoch from 1.8 million to 10,000 years ago, were found by paleontologists in the sediments of the Salado River. Due to a drought that has been affecting the area for months, local media and Reuters reported the fossils are appearing.
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