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Scientific Geosites

Discover here the geosites that are within the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park

Dinosaurs Jangada Roncador

The road to the rural community Jangada-Roncador, 90 km away from the municipal headquarters, is made up of unpaved roads. In the region there are snack bars, markets and other tourist support services, but the geosite is not open for visitation. The fossil content collected in the region and described in scientific articles confers a high scientific value to the geosite, with emphasis on the holotype Pycnonemosaurus nevesi, the dinosaur typically from Chapada, whose name means “lizard of the dense forest” in association with the characteristics of the cerrado.

Réplica do crânio do Pycnonemosauro nevesi - Dinossauro Chapadense 2
Morro dos três portões_edited
Morro dos tres portoes 1

Dinosaurs Morro do Cambambe

Access to the geosite is carried out by the MT-020, heading from the Água Fria district towards Lago do Manso for 3 km, and then via an unpaved road for 7 km to the farm's headquarters. The route to the geosite is carried out by a trail of approximately 800m. The site is not open for visitation and there are no support structures, with the Água Fria district headquarters being the closest location to a restaurant and support services. The area has high biodiversity with the presence of wild animals. Among the cultural aspects can be associated with the presence of the traditional population of the surroundings, with emphasis on the group of crabs Flor do Cambambe that has the dinosaur as a symbol.

Fragmentos de fósseis de dinossauros - Foto Carlos Oliveira
Dinossauros do Cambambe
Dinossauros do Cambambe 2
Morro do Cambambe
Réplica Saurópode - Titanossauro


Access to this geosite is made from the municipal headquarters by MT-251, followed by MT-450. The geosite is not open to visitors and there are no local support structures or suitable trails. The site has unmodified savannah with abundant fauna and flora and the presence of wild animals such as tapirs, rheas and various species of birds. 


Marine fossils - Prof.ª Dr. Raquel Quadros

Access to the geosite is via the MT-251 highway, following the side road of the Morro do São Jerônimo and Caverna Casa de Pedra trail. The name of the geosite refers to the Panthalassa Ocean that covered the region during the deposition of these rocks and takes the name of the researcher Raquel Quadros who carried out studies on the fossil records of the Devonian in Chapada dos Guimarães.

The geosite is not open to tourist visitation, only for scientific studies, the closest support structure is located in the geosite of Cachoeira Véu de Noiva.

Conchas Foto Projeto Geoparque
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