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Is This a Giant Seahorse Fossil? Alex Kasp, Snopes, September 15, 2017 http://www.snopes.com/giant-fossil-seahorse/ http://www.snopes.com/category/facts/photos/ Also, it seems implausible that a person would find such a fossils on a corestone. A paper about real fossil seahorse can found in: Teske, P.R. and Beheregaray, L.B., 2009. Evolution of seahorses' upright posture was linked to Oligocene expansion of seagrass habitats. Biology letters, p.rsbl20090152. (Open Access) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781918/ Yours, Paul H.
The seahorses from Fiume Marecchia were determined by L. Sorbini as Hippocampus ramulosus Leach, 1814, a recent species. H. ramulosus is according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) a synonym of H. guttulatus Cuvier, 1829. Lit.: SORBINI, Lorenzo (1987) BIOGEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATOLOGY OF PLIOCENE AND MESSINIAN FOSSIL FISH OF EASTERN-CENTRAL ITALY. Boll. Mus. Civ. St. Nat. Verona", 14, pp. 1-85