Messel Pit is the richest site in the world for understanding the living environment of the Eocene, between 57 million and 36 million years ago. In particular, it provides unique information about the early stages of the evolution of mammals and includes exceptionally well-preserved mammal fossils, ranging from fully articulated skeletons to the contents of stomachs of animals of this period.

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Messel Pit Fossil Site

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Germany 
Category
Natural
Name
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Selection Criteria (?)
(viii)
Year of Registered
1995
Keyword
Fossil, Registered in 1995