Valley of the Moon

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Ischigualasto National Park covers 156,000 acres (63,000 hectares).

Some of the world's oldest DiNOSAURS are found in the Ischigualasto National Park of northwestern Argentina, an area also known as the Valley of the Moon. A deposit of sandstones and mudstones, it formed about 225 million years ago, when the region was a lush floodplain at the edge of the Pangaea supercontinent. Eoraptor, Herrerasaurus and other early dinosaurs lived in the Late Triassic warm environment. Today, the landscape is a dry and barren desert.

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