Traces of the maritime life of the Jurassic period were found on a farm field in England

Traces of the maritime life of the Jurassic period were found on a farm field in England

On the farm field in Gloucestershire, Great Britain, the remains of animals were found living in the tropical sea of the period of law.

They were found under a layer of soil on a field where animals fell, and, as noted in a press release from Manchester University, fossils of about 183 million years of age were incredibly well preserved, "as if they had been frozen in time".

A team of paleontologists first found fish remains, ancient sea reptiles, squids, rare insects, and many other remains in three-dimensional limestone nodules.

The recently discovered site is located on the farm of Court, Kings Stanley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, where the fossils were discovered by Sally and Neville Hollingworth, a bunch of fossil collectors, who previously found mammoth remains in the nearby Kotsuold water park, which was shown in the BBC One documentary "Attenborough and the Mammon Cemetery" in 2021.

"These fossils belong to an early legal period, namely, the Toarca period, where the clays discovered in this area near Straud produced a significant number of well-retained fossils of the marine vertebrates. The excavations at Kings Stanley last week revealed a rich source of fossil material, especially from a rare layer of rock that had not been exposed since the late 19th century," Sally and Neville told the University of Manchester in an interview.

"It's quite remarkable, with many beautiful fossils of ancient animals that once lived in the legal sea, it covered this part of the UK during the period of the legal period. Internal areas with similar fossils are rare in the country. The fossils that we have gathered will undoubtedly form the basis of research projects for many years." Dr. Dean Lomax, paleontologist and visiting scientist from Manchester University concluded.