Paleontological Sites of Santa Maria

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Paleontological Sites
of Santa Maria
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Location Paleorrota Geopark
Santa Maria,
Rio Grande do Sul,
 Brazil
Coordinates 29°41′42″S 53°47′43″W / 29.69500°S 53.79528°W / -29.69500; -53.79528Coordinates: 29°41′42″S 53°47′43″W / 29.69500°S 53.79528°W / -29.69500; -53.79528

The Paleontological Sites of Santa Maria are located in the city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and dating from the Triassic. Are in the Santa Maria Formation and Caturrita Formation.[1]

History[edit]

In 1901 the first fossils were found in the town of Santa Maria, which began the Geopark Paleorrota. Since then many sites have been discovered in the city, especially near the Hill Cerrito, with outstanding attention to Sanga da Alemoa that have rich history.

Tourism[edit]

The city of Santa Maria is a major road junction, with several highways across the city. The Hill Cerrito is surrounded by highways BR-287, BR-158 and RS-509. You should be prepared to receive tourists.

Museums[edit]

Santa Maria has two museums that contain fossils of the region:

Description of sites[edit]

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Paleontological Sites of Santa Maria:
  • 1) Arroio Cancela
  • 2) Cabeceira do Raimundo
  • 3) Arroio Passo das Tropas
  • 4) Olaria Campus UFSM
  • 5) Colégio Militar
  • 6) Largo Padre Cargnin
  • 7) Cerrito I
  • 8) Cerrito II
  • 9) Cerrito III
  • 10) Sanga of Alemoa
  • 11) Jazigo 5
  • 12) Sanga do Armário
  • 13) Vila dos Sargentos
  • 14) Cidade dos Meninos
  • 15) Vila Kennedy
  • 16) Vila Caturrita
  • 17) Bela Vista
  • 18) Jardim Berleze
  • 19) Esc. Xavier da Rocha
  • 20) Silva Jardim
Seq. Sitio Coordinates Formation Description
1 Arroio Cancela 29°41′42″S 53°47′43″W / 29.695°S 53.79527°W / -29.695; -53.79527 Santa Maria Formation See: Paleontological Site Arroio Cancela.
2 Cabeceira do Raimundo 29°43′00″S 53°53′59″W / 29.71677°S 53.89963°W / -29.71677; -53.89963 Sanga do Cabral Formation Disarticulated from Procolophon pricei.
3 Arroio Passo das Tropas 29°44′32″S 53°47′34″W / 29.74227°S 53.79280°W / -29.74227; -53.79280 Santa Maria Formation Vegetables prints Dicroidium flora, fish scales and wings of insects.
4 Olaria Campus UFSM 29°43′38″S 53°42′26″W / 29.72717°S 53.70725°W / -29.72717; -53.70725 Santa Maria Formation Vegetables prints Dicroidium flora.
5 Colégio Militar 29°40′49″S 53°50′34″W / 29.68027°S 53.84264°W / -29.68027; -53.84264 Santa Maria Formation Hyperodapedon.
6 Largo Padre Cargnin 29°41′58″S 53°47′27″W / 29.69934°S 53.79084°W / -29.69934; -53.79084 Santa Maria Formation Therioherpeton cargnini.
7 Cerrito I 29°42′05″S 53°47′28″W / 29.70129°S 53.79101°W / -29.70129; -53.79101 Santa Maria Formation and Caturrita Formation Hyperodapedon, Stagonolepis and undetermined Cynodonts.
8 Cerrito II 29°42′16″S 53°47′17″W / 29.70434°S 53.78809°W / -29.70434; -53.78809 Santa Maria Formation and Caturrita Formation Hyperodapedon.
9 Cerrito III 29°42′22″S 53°47′09″W / 29.70600°S 53.78597°W / -29.70600; -53.78597 Santa Maria Formation and Caturrita Formation Hyperodapedon.
10 Sanga Alemoa 29°41′52″S 53°46′10″W / 29.69777°S 53.76944°W / -29.69777; -53.76944 Santa Maria Formation and Caturrita Formation See: Paleontological Site Sanga of Alemoa
11 Jazigo Cinco 29°41′53″S 53°46′07″W / 29.69807°S 53.76851°W / -29.69807; -53.76851 Santa Maria Formation See: Paleontological Site Jazigo Cinco.
12 Sanga do Armário 29°41′47″S 53°45′31″W / 29.69629°S 53.75854°W / -29.69629; -53.75854 Santa Maria Formation Hyperodapedon.
13 Vila dos Sargentos 29°41′50″S 53°44′22″W / 29.69711°S 53.73936°W / -29.69711; -53.73936 Santa Maria Formation Bioturbation Verticalized.
14 Cidade dos Meninos 29°40′56″S 53°43′14″W / 29.68212°S 53.72047°W / -29.68212; -53.72047 Santa Maria Formation Hyperodapedon, osteoderms of Stagonolepis and undetermined Cynodonts.
15 Vila Kennedy 29°40′07″S 53°49′32″W / 29.66868°S 53.82553°W / -29.66868; -53.82553 Santa Maria Formation Hyperodapedon.
16 Vila Caturrita 29°39′56″S 53°50′33″W / 29.66561°S 53.84249°W / -29.66561; -53.84249 Santa Maria Formation and Caturrita Formation Hyperodapedon.
17 Bela Vista 29°41′34″S 53°47′02″W / 29.69286°S 53.78393°W / -29.69286; -53.78393 Caturrita Formation Fragments of indeterminate skulls.
18 Jardim Berleze 29°42′50″S 53°46′45″W / 29.71402°S 53.77921°W / -29.71402; -53.77921 Caturrita Formation Petrified wood.
19 Esc. Xavier da Rocha 29°40′36″S 53°47′48″W / 29.67678°S 53.79680°W / -29.67678; -53.79680 Caturrita Formation Petrified wood.
20 Silva Jardim 29°40′52″S 53°48′02″W / 29.68099°S 53.80042°W / -29.68099; -53.80042 Caturrita Formation Petrified wood.

Notes and references[edit]

Young Exaeretodon, collected by Sergio Kaminski, in the Paleontological Site Arroio Cancela

See also[edit]