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Ischigualasto is a geological formation and a natural park associated with it in the province of San Juan, north-western Argentina, near the border with Chile.

Ischigualasto Provincial Park opens up to allow a look into the past of our planet through the Triassic Period. A tour around the Valley of the Moon.

Today the constant work of erosion on the clay layers reveals fossilized remains of vertebrates and flora from the Secondary Era. This makes it one of the most important paleontological sites in the world. In fact, it was declared a Natural World Heritage by UNESCO.

The well-known dinosaurs, a great variety of reptiles and petrified trees were discovered intact, thanks to a fundamental factor for their preservation in Ischigualasto.

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