Florida Museum of Natural History
diagram of sea bottom

50 million years ago

There is a tremendous volcanic eruption in the area. The ash thickly covers the land, and for a while the land cannot support much life.

horse buried by sediment

20 million years ago

A Parahippus, a 3-toed horse common at the time, dies at the locality. Like the other creatures before it, its body is buried in sand and sediments by wave action.

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