Parc national de Miguasha
The parc national de Miguasha, where history is written in stone, preserves a fossil-rich cliff where fishes and plants bear witness of a living environment that existed 380 million years ago.
Remarkably preserved, the fossil fish of Miguasha have enlightened our understanding of the passage of the aquatic life to the terrestrial life for vertebrates. This exceptional natural site is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Elpistostege watsoni takes a starring role at this paleontological site, Elpi is the only complete specimen of this species to have been discovered on earth. Its title of glory? No less than the closest relative of terrestrial tetrapods, which makes it an icon of paleontology! A source of pride for the Gaspesians, who share this site with visitors that make a detour of 380 million years to arrive at the Parc national de Miguasha.