InGen Database Description
The Tendaguru Formation is located in Tanzania and fossils were first discovered there by Bernhard Wilhelm Sattler in 1906. It dates to the Late Jurassic epoch, 150 million years ago. It was named for Tendaguru Hill where bones were first identified. This is one of the largest known Late Jurassic rock formations.
The formation is of terrestrial origin, with sandstone and shale deposits. It was most likely a semi-arid environment with waterways, rivers and pools. There was extensive vegetation there with ferns, cycads and conifers present. The climate would have become more humid as the Cretaceous period approached.
It is considered an analogous site to that of the Morrison Formation in North America, mainly because of similarities in species and diversity. Dinosaur eggs and fossils have been recovered from this site.
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- The Tendaguru Formation previously appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.
- Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis on Wikipedia