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This place is tagged as the Jurassic Park of the Philippines

A province in the Region 4-B is tagged as the Jurassic Park of the Philippines due to the marine fossils discovered.

In Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental, paleontologists discovered ammonites which existed during the time of dinosaurs.

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According to a report from GMA, Jurassic marine fossils were found that has an aged of 165 million years.

It is called ammonite because it has a resemblance to the horn of the Greek god Ammon.

These are sea creatures which belonged to the family of cephalopods such as squid, octopus or nautilus.

screenshot from GMA video

They live inside a coil-shaped shell which grows up to 3 feet.

Ammonites, reportedly, existed during the Mesozoic era, the same time that the dinosaurs existed on earth.

When dinosaurs got extinct, it was said that ammonites also disappeared.

In 1948, the first ammonites were discovered in Mansalay. The museum of Mines and Geosciences Bureau preserved the first ammomites.

screenshot from GMA video

From that, the place was tagged as the Jurassic Park of the Philippines.

According to the museum’s in-charge, the province of Mindoro was submerged in the sea.

For clarification, the in-charge said that the province is more fit to be called Marine Jurassic Park.

Ammonites can be considered as national treasures because it can prove that a long time ago Mansalay was indeed under sea water.

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