The British Museum in London, the Naturhistorisches Museum in Basel, the Geowissenschaftliches Museum in Göttingen, the Musseé de Histoire Naturelles in Lyon, the Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, the Geology Museum in Barcelona are some of the museums, where they are exhibited and Fossils from the quarries of the Fàbregas and Bujeda del Talladell are studied.

Reptile head similar to crocodile. “Brachioduscluai”. The Talladell. Tàrrega Museum.

Our Regional Museum of Tàrrega also has an excellent paleontological collection of Oligocene fossils, which has been waiting for years and years for a permanent and dignified musealization, in keeping with its scientific and heritage value.

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Elomeryx cluae. Oligocene Urgell Tàrrega County Museum

A new form of cultural tourism, the so-called scientific tourism, is making its way everywhere and is emerging as the tourism segment with the greatest potential for growth in the coming years. In our regions, the Orígenes Space of Sant Llorenç de Montgai and the Montsec Astronomical Park are two successful examples.

Nymphaea sp. Oligocè inferior. Museu Blau. Geological Museum of the Seminar of Barcelona.

The future of our valuable paleontological heritage must be considered in a definitive way. The Espacio Molino del Talladell could be the site of the future permanent exhibition and interpretation center of the fossils of the Oligocene, and that combined with the “in situ” visit, in the outcrop sites, would allow to make the Oligocene Fossils of Talladell, an attractive and viable proposal of pedagogical activity and of scientific tourism.

Jaume Ramon Solé.

Posted in Londarí. March 2014.

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