Bulgarian Academy, Sofia University Scientists Uncover 83-Million-Year-Old Animal Fossils

Scientists from the Institute of Geology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and Sofia University have discovered the remains of a variety of animals that inhabited Bulgarian lands over 83 million years ago. The paleontologists made the discoveries during the “Trun 2023” expedition of the of the National Museum of Natural History at BAS to the Late Cretaceous vertebrate fauna deposit near the southwestern town of Tran, the Museum announced on Monday. The scientists are currently reporting their first successful days of field work.

This year’s fieldwork on site near Trun will continue until August 11, the team said. Some of the most interesting finds made so far include two vertebrae from large reptiles, probably dinosaurs.