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23. Foraminiferans and crocodile skull in Pardina

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    Type

    This is a scattered site that occupies various strata of limestone near the path that runs along the sides of the gully. The spot where the crocodile skull was found cannot be regarded as a site, as it has furnished no further fossils, nor are any to be seen. Geological unit T1.

    Importance

    The foraminiferans are nummulites and alveolinas from the upper part of the Gallinera Formation. Flint nodules can also be seen. You have to move away from the path slightly and climb up a few metres to see the site as a whole.

    Location

    From Nerín, make your way to Cuello Arenas, where the Cutas path runs. From Cuello Arenas, turn off onto a restricted-usage forest track to La Pardina. At this point, take a mountain path suitable for novice walkers that heads towards the side of the gully and flanks it, first heading north and then turning eastwards along the north face of the gully.

    The spot with the greatest concentration of foraminiferans is found at the UTM coordinates 31T 255847 4722292.