In Colombia discovered the fossil of a “unique” fish 130 million years
“What we know is that it was sea Curumaní emerged as the Andes mountains, the sea and separated into the Atlantic to the Pacific.”
In northern Colombia it has appeared the fossil of a fish for at least 130 million years, as reported by the company responsible for the discovery, listed as “one piece of this kind” in the history of Colombia.
The discovery took place in the department of Cesar, in the municipality of Curumaní by a group of archaeologists associated with the Concessionaire Ruta del Sol (Consol), the consortium responsible for the construction of the Ruta del Sol Sector II, an important road corridor linking Bogota and the center of the country’s major port cities of the Colombian Caribbean.
According to Consol, fish, dating from the Cretaceous period it was recognized by a group of Russian paleontologists as “the first piece of this type reported in Colombia”.
“It is a significant contribution that can tell us how was the Jurassic and Cretaceous stage in Colombia. The fish is 30 centimeters and is attached to a rock in the Cretaceous, so they know it’s late Jurassic and early Cretaceous, we are talking about 130 to 160 million years, “said archaeologist Consol Gines Celia Alvarez, quoted by the news portal El Pilon.
“What we know is that it was sea Curumaní emerged as the Andes mountains, the sea and separated into the Atlantic to the Pacific and that’s how all these species are divided in the area,” said the archaeologist.