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Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch or tar—brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years.
Teratornis merriami had a wingspan of around 3.5 to 3.8 m (11 to 12 ft) and a wing area of 17.5 square meters, standing an estimated 75 cm (30 in) tall.
It was somewhat larger than the extant Andean Condor and weighing about 15 kg (33 lb), was nearly double the weight of an average California Condor.
The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water.
Over many centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.