InGen Database Description
The Maevarano Formation is located in the Mahajanga Province of north-western Madagascar. It was first explored by Dr. Félix Salètes and his staff officer Landillon in 1895. It dates to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous, 70 million years ago. It underlies the Berivotra Formation and above the Marovoay Beds.
The formation is formed from deposits of sandstone, claystone and siltstone from a semi-arid environment (although with wet seasons) with a bordering sea. It supported broad and shallow rivers and floodplains with plentiful vegetation.
The site has proven to be a rich source of fossils including mammals, amphibians, fish, birds, snakes, and crocodylomorphs, mammals, as well as apex predator dinosaurs of their time.
Lungfish burrows discovered in the formation provide the first evidence for lungfish in the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.
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- The Maevarano Formation is the only in-game dig site in Madagascar.