The collection of fish fossils of Alcover-Mont-ral is one of the most complete collections in Catalonia, and constitutes, by its diversity of species, one of the most interesting in the world to aid in the understanding of marine fauna from the Triassic period.
The exhibition begins with an audiovisual presentation that recreates the marine environment in the mountains around Prades before the formation of the current landscape, how the collection was discovered, the scientific importance of the discovery, and when the Museum was created.
The collection shows an interesting selection of marine fossils unique in the world, such as the Alcoveria brevis, a holotype, a species discovered at our site; a jellyfish fossil, with an incredible fossilization if we take into account that its body contains 90% water; the controversial Cosesaurus aviseps, an ancestor of a flying reptile from the Jurassic period, or one of the oldest insects of Catalonia.
In order to bring our great palaeontological treasure into the public light, we have designed an interesting visit for families and, for school groups, a number of comprehensive educational workshops. The Museum includes an exhibition space for children and people with visual disabilities, so that they can get the feel of the surroundings of the mountains of Prades 240 million years ago.