Did you know that in the area of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos 20 million years ago used to live many animals, both small-sized and gigantic.
The research expedition of Young Paleontologists starts 20 million years ago in the area of Western Lesvos, where there was a unique subtropical forest and a lake, home to many animals. Inside and next to the great lake, before the catastrophic eruptions of the volcano of Vatousa, lived small-sized animals such as snails and fishes, lizards, hamsters, dormice (Myoxidae) and moles. A ferocious alligator and the Deinotherium also lived in the forest.
Are you ready for your new research expedition? Let’s discover the alligator and the animals of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos!
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