Urban fossils are the remains of extinct organisms that have been preserved on construction stones.
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2016

A fossil marine mammal on a street of Girona (Spain)

This photograph was taken in October on a street of Girona (Spain), when a group of palaeontologists removed a limestone pavement slab with a remarkable fossil. Why was this fossil so important?

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Fossils on the streets of New York

The streets of New York hide some stunning urban fossils unheeded by the hurrying passers-by. Dinosaur-palaeontologist Dr. Kenneth Lakovara has found many of these hidden treasures and let us know about them. A couple of years ago,Dr Lacovara went fossil-hunting on the streets of this city and described some of these fossils in in ABC's Born to Explore TV series.
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