Nemegt Basin

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Map of Mongolia, showing the Ömnögovi Province.

The Nemegt Basin is a geographical area in the northwestern Gobi Desert, in Ömnögovi Province, southern Mongolia.[1] It is known locally as the "Valley of the Dragons", since it is a source of many fossil finds, including dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs and trace fossils.[2]

The main geological formations in the area are the Nemegt Formation, Barun Goyot Formation and Djadochta Formation, in order of age, from youngest (most superficial) to oldest (deepest).[3][4]


  1. ^ Klasfeld, Adam. "Judge Puts Kibosh on Dinosaur Forfeiture". Courthouse News Service. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Benton, Michael J.; Shishkin, Mikhail A.; Unwin, David M.; Evgenii N. Kurochkin (2003-12-04). The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press. pp. 229–231. ISBN 9780521545822. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Currie, Philip J.; Padian, Kevin (1997-10-06). Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press. p. 41. ISBN 9780080494746. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; Osmólska, Halszka (1990-01-01). The Dinosauria. University of California Press. p. 403. ISBN 9780520067264. Retrieved 23 January 2014.