Candelária, Rio Grande do Sul

Coordinates: 29°40′08″S 52°47′20″W / 29.66889°S 52.78889°W / -29.66889; -52.78889
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Candelária
Flag of Candelária
Official seal of Candelária
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Candelária is located in Brazil
Candelária
Candelária
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°40′08″S 52°47′20″W / 29.66889°S 52.78889°W / -29.66889; -52.78889
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
Government
 • MayorPaulo Butzge (PMDB)
Area
 • Total943.731 km2 (364.377 sq mi)
 [1]
Elevation
57 m (187 ft)
Population
 (2020 [2])
 • Total31,421
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)

Candelária is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Paleontology[edit]

Museum Aristides Carlos Rodrigues

8 km west of Candelária there is an outcrop of Caturrita Formation where various Triassic fossils have been collected, especially small cynodonts like Riograndia. The discovery of Riograndia in 2001 made it possible to better study the complex of anatomical changes involved in the transition from cynodonts to mammals.[3]

The Museum Aristides Carlos Rodrigues, in this city, has fossils.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Resolução da Presidência do IBGE de n° 5 (R.PR-5/02
  2. ^ IBGE 2020
  3. ^ Jose F Bonaparte, Jorge Ferigolo, Ana Maria Ribeiro (2001). "A Primitive Late Triassic 'ictidosaur' from Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil". Palaeontology. 44 (4): 623-635. doi:10.1111/1475-4983.00194.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)