14 March 2016

Last gasps of winter

Last gasps of winter are seen this days and Lower Cretaceous outcrops from Maestrazgo are being cleared of snow: foreshadowing of many paleontological novelties ahead with good weather. The picture is a high-angle shot of the village of Allepuz (Teruel province, Spain) above Sollavientos river; opposite, the terraced hillside is formed by Barremian marine and transitional units, whereas the valley of the Alfambra river appears behind, with Wealden facies outcropping at bottom. On the background, Mesozoic materials (from Triassic to basal Cretaceous) are covered by pine forests.