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The Municipal Museum Argentino Urquiza is in Rincón de los Sauces and has cataloged more than 400 pieces, most of sauropod dinosaurs belonging to the family of titanosaurs, turtles and crocodiles.

The sample represents the Cretaceous period and the most important example of the museum is a complete T. Rex that was found in 1996, this is the only complete specimen found worldwide. This specimen was found in the fence, a few kilometers from the town, its length is almost 15 meters and his skull was found in perfect condition.

The following year found another T. rex that lived 90 million years ago, the Rinconsaurus Caudamirus. Its name is given after the place it was found (Rincón de los Sauces) and the term caudamirus means "incredible tail" in Latin. Along with this T. rex was also found Pehuenchesuchus Enderi, a crocodile of 2 meters in length.

During 2004 and 2005 were extracted fossils from another tyrannosaur and with them those of a freshwater turtle and teeth of a carnivorous dinosaur that lived in the same era.

museoThe Municipal Museum Argentino Urquiza it's in a building delcared historic monument on Rincón de los Sauces.

In the vicinity of Rincón de los Sauces have been found in paleontological sites where to work over the next fifteen years.

Aguada Chivato

It is located 8 kilometers from the town. Here is were the remains of the Tyrannosaurus was found in 1996.

Río Seco Canyon

At 2 km south of the town. In 1997 were found the remains of another T. rex and the teeth of a crocodile.

Norambuena

It is 20 kilometers from Rincón de los Sauces. In 2000 it wwew found the remains of a specimen of T. rex and a crocodile and people are working with the finding of another dinosaur.

Puesto Hernández Field

It is located 30 kilometers from the town. In this oilfield were found traces of titanosaurs, theropod teeth, a crocodile and a freshwater turtle.

Cerro Obero

It is located 50 kilometers from Rincón de los Sauces and here also have found remains of titanosaurs, theropod teeth and a freshwater turtle.

Loma de los Jotes

It is near Norambuena and there were found remains of sauropods.

Puesto La Rinconada

Located 20 kilometers from the town. Here were found the remains of a large freshwater turtle.

Contact

Adress: Jujuy and Chaco

Phone: 0299-156319080

E-mail: museomunicipal_argentinourquiza@hotmail.com/ gladisretamal@hotmail.com

Source and photos: Tourism Direction of Neuquén www.neuquentur.gob.ar

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