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Miguasha National Park, Nouvelle
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Miguasha National Park is a protected area near Carleton-sur-Mer on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec in Canada. Created in 1985 by the Government of Quebec, Miguasha was designated a World Heritage Site in 1999 in recognition of its wealth of fossils, which display a crucial time during the evolution of life on Earth. Other names for this site are the Miguasha Fossil Site, the Bay of Escuminac Fossil Site, the Upper Devonian Escuminac Formation, and the Hugh-Miller Cliffs. It is also sometimes referred to on fossil specimens as 'Scaumenac Bay' or 'Scaumenac Bay P.Q.'Miguasha Natural History MuseumThe park's museum features exhibits about the fossils and paleontology of the park. The museum's collection includes over 9000 specimens of fossil fish and plants.GeologyThe coastal cliffs are Upper Devonian strata of grey sedimentary rock. They are composed of alternating layers of sandstone and shale, which are 350–375 million years old. The area today supports mainly birch, aspen, and fir forests.Palaeontological significanceSome of the fish, fauna, and spore fossils found at Miguasha are rare and ancient species. For example, Spermasposita is thought to be one of the oldest flowering plant genera on Earth.
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  • Begin with watching the film which covers the history of the Miguasha site. The variety both in size and type of fossils on display is overwhelming and there are more in storage ! The detail on the fo...  more »
  • This tour very well led by a guide enthusiasm of his work, makes us discover our origins. The specimens found on this site are unique and highly educational presentation without being Professorial.
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  • Historical fossil site of capital importance in the sense that he has been discovered which would be the link in the passage of the aquatic life in the earthly life in vertebrates: the Elpistostege watsoni. A very interesting and explicit Museum. Ultimate, a fossil cliff on the beach guides. Do without fault.
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