NÚMEROS DE 2018: 28212 VISITANTES - 53 ESTRANGEIROS - 323 EXCURSÕES
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Plácido Cidade Nuvens Paleontology Museum of Regional University of Cariri (URCA) was founded in 1985 by the municipal government of Santana do Cariri, being municipal mayor at that time, Plácido Cidade Nuvens. In 1991, the Museum was donated to the Regional University of Cariri - URCA, becoming part of the structure of the university as a nucleus of research and extension.
The museum is one of the equipment of Araripe Geopark, receives, on average, 900 visitors per month, being one of the main centers of visitation of the region of the Cariri Valley.
Its current collection houses several groups of fossils, with the largest representatives being: petrified trunks (by silicification), impressions of ferns, pines and plants with fruit; molluscs, arthropods (crustaceans, spiders, scorpions and insects); fish (sharks, rays and various bony fish), amphibians and reptiles (turtles, lizards, crocodilians, pterosaurs and dinosaurs). All this fossiliferous material comes mainly from the Missão Velha and Santana Formations (members Crato, Ipubi and Romualdo) of the Araripe Basin.