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  1. New papers recording new occurrences of fossil Monodontidae are available online: Hiroto Ichishima; Hitoshi Furusawa; Makino Tachibana; Masaichi Kimura (2018). First monodontid cetacean (Odontoceti, Delphinoidea) from the early Pliocene of the north‐western Pacific Ocean. Papers in Palaeontology. Online edition. doi:10.1002/spp2.1244. (describes Haborodelphis japonicus) Pesci et al. (2018). First record of Monodontidae (Cetacea, Odontoceti) in the Mediterranean Basin from the Pliocene sands of Arcille (Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy). Fossilia, Volume 2018: 37-39. Denebola and Bohaskaia were long the only described fossil monodontid species from the pre-Pleistocene, but Haborodelphis and the new monodontid skull from Tuscany shed new light on the distribution of monodontids.
  2. Myctophum sp.

    From the album Vertebrates

    Myctophum sp. Late Pliocene Vrica Italy
  3. Rastellum or Agerostrea ?

    Hello, what do you think could it be ? It is about 20 cm in leght. Many thanks in advance!
  4. Dear all, yesterday I went out for some hiking on Monte Faito (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Faito), a Mesozoic mountain near Sorrento/Pompeii/Napoli, in the south of Italy. This 1400m mountain is mostly made of dolostone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolostone) and limestone - like Dolomites in the north of Italy. In this photo you can appreciate the rock layers of this beautiful mountain viewing the Gulf of Naples. On the path of my excursion, I found (free on the ground) and picked a brown piece of rock that caught my eye because it was different (but not the only one) from all other light gray rocks. Here you can see some photos that show the strange radial texture that cover the top side of the specimen, but also the layered side that is also very interesting and may help identifying it. First of all, is it a fossil or a mineral formation? If it is a fossil, what kind of marine fossil? While writing this topic, I found this map - http://www.isprambiente.gov.it/Media/carg/466_485_SORRENTO_TERMINI/Foglio.html - that shows all the different formations of the mountain. I collected the specimen maybe in CLU or CRQ formation. The map includes the name of all the fossils that can be found in every formation (CLU and CRQ formation's fossils are listed in the first column on the right side), I serched on Google the name of every fossil written in the map, but none of them seems to correspond to my specimen. Please, help me giving a name to this specimen Thank you!
  5. Bivalve iD

    Hello, can you help me to ID this fossil? Lenght is about 12 cm Thanks
  6. Is it a fossil from Alps?

    I recently found (on the ground) this rock. I collected it on the top of the Sass Pordoi mountain (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasso_Pordoi), Italian Alps. It seems a fossil, but I can't identify it. What do you think? In the same place I also found this imprint that remembers me of a "Megalodon" bivalve - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalodon_(bivalve), a very common fossil in the region. Other than those two, I didn't find any other fossil in the area.
  7. A bottom dweller, similar to the recent Gobius. Lit. Bannikov A.F. 2004: Eocottidae, a new family of perciform fishes (Teleostei) from the Eocene of northern Italy (Bolca) // Studi ric. giacim. terz. Bolca. Verona. 2004. V. X. p. 17-35. Bannikov A.F. 2006: Bassanichthys, a new replacement generic name for the Eocene Bassania Bannikov, 2004 (Teleostei, Perciformes)// Paleontological Journal, Vol. 40, Issue 3, p. 340.
  8. Could it be fossil wood?

    Hello, please, colud it be Fossil Wood? Thanks
  9. Milananguilla lehmani Blot, 1975

    Lit.: Blot, J. (1976) Les anguilliformes fossiles du Monte Bolca. 2e Congres Europeen des Ichtyologistes Europeens, Paris, 1976, Revue Trav. Inst. Pech. Marit., Nantes, 40 (3&4) 509-511, 1 tabl. Blot, J. (1978) Les apodes fossiles du Monte Bolca. Studi e Ricerche sui Giacimenti Terziari di Bolca, Verona 3 (1) 1-260, 120 fig, 21 tabl. 39pl. Blot, J. (1984): Les Apodes fossiles du Monte Bolca. 2. Actinopterygii : Ordre des Apodes (Anguilliformes): Famille des Paranguillidae Blot 1980. Museo civico di storia naturale di Verona, 1984, p. 62-238, 24 p. di tav.
  10. Dear all, I have many duplicates in my collection and I would like to exchange them with other fossils from around the world. I'm interested in any kind of fossils, (dinosaur) teeth in particular. #1 This should be a piece of echinoid. A gift from a friend, it may have been found in Italy. #2 Fossil wood slice (probably from USA). #3 and #4 Pectinids from Favignana, Sicilia, Italy. #5 Unknown piece of marine fossil from Sorrento (Amalfi Coast), Italy.
  11. Tooth

    I found this in italy when on holiday in cosenza calabria im just wondering if its a tooth and from what please.
  12. Death ray

    Giuseppe Marramà, Kerin M. Claeson, Giorgio Carnevale & Jürgen Kriwet(about 4 Mb) (2018) Revision of Eocene electric rays (Torpediniformes, Batomorphii) from the Bolca Konservat- Lagerstätte, Italy, reveals the first fossil embryo insitu in marine batoids and provides new insights into the origin of trophic novelties in coral reef fishes, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 16:14, 1189-1219, DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2017.1371257 Sensitive people should beware of figs. 15 and 16 I resisted the temptation (lover of classic photography) to work Man Ray in there somewhere
  13. What is this piece ?

    Hello, I'm new here. Somebody suggested this site to me for help so here it goes. I found this item about 6-7 years ago in a lake while diving for remains. I ended up finding this. (buried under the sand) I have always wondered what it belonged to, and on another site I posted it nobody really had a clue either. It went from bear claw,boar to bird, etc... Nobody truly had a clue just idea's of what it could be. Now I have been really curious about what this actually is. If anyone has a clue please tell me. I can take more photo's if needed, the hole you see from below, it's not empty, meaning you can see in it but it's not empty would you put a toothpick in it, only a small part would go in . Location found: Italy, lake Bolsena => (picture of lake) Wildlife of Bolsena does seem to range from small to some medium sized birds... I haven't really come across to many other bigger animals there. Also today 15/08/2018 somebody send me this on the other side, this person believes it belongs to a bear (showing her example) of a Marsican Bear
  14. Fossil Forum Family, Soon I’ll be making a trip over to southern Italy (in the Apulia and then Sicily Catania area) . Don’t know what my trip will consist of because I’m always all over the place when I’m there...but in the event I have some time to kill, does anybody have any suggestions for any cool dino activities, like must see footprints, fossils, museums, etc? I was thinking of making a trip to Altamura, where I hear that there are many dinosaur tracks to see. I may also make a trip over to Naples. I hear it has a cool dino museum there. Lastly, anyone know of any cool areas for fossil hunting/collecting ? (Namely Mesozoic fossils) Thanks everyone
  15. Below is an interesting paper that I came across. Iurino, D.A., Bellucci, L., Schreve, D. and Sardella, R., 2014. Exceptional soft tissue fossilization of a Pleistocene vulture (Gyps fulvus): new evidence for emplacement temperatures of pyroclastic flow deposits. Quaternary Science Reviews, 96, pp. 180-187. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379114001553 The abstract states: “Here we report an exceptional case of soft tissue fossilization of a Late Pleistocene Eurasian griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in the pyroclastic sequence of the Alban Hills volcanic region (SE Rome, Italy).” CT scans of the natural cast revealed extraordinary detail in the natural cast of the head, including everted tongue, beak, feather insertions and the nictitating membrane of the eye. The PDF file of this paper can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262431624_Exceptional_soft_tissue_fossilization_of_a_Pleistocene_vulture_Gyps_fulvus_New_evidence_for_emplacement_temperatures_of_pyroclastic_flow_deposits https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266734626_EXCEPTIONAL_SOFT_TISSUE_FOSSILIZATION_OF_A_LATE_PLEISTOCENE_VULTURE_GYPS_FULVUS_FROM_ALBAN_HILLS_VOLCANIC_REGION_ITALY https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dawid_Iurino https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luca_Bellucci3 Yours, Paul H.

    Hi guys, this is are some shots of a didattic exhibition that I have created in a medieval bastion in my city Brindisi, in Italy. This is the beginning, I hope i can expand it with time. Hope you like it. Danny
  17. What could it be ?

    Hello, have some idea about it? Found in 1906 in Italy, Bellagio country Dimension about 4 cm long thanks
  18. Old Bone or not?

    Hello, I would like to know if it is possible to date approximatly this bone...thanks!
  19. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/pretty-amazing-alberta-researchers-spot-new-fossil-species-and-its-lunch-1.4715056?cmp=rss
  20. Help ID Bones...

    Hello, can you help me to identify this bones? Many thanks in advance
  21. Simply rock or leaf?

    Hi, i don't know id it's only a rock or a leaf. Someone have one idea. Found by my son on river of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean, south of Italy.. maybe it's only a suggestion.. every opinion is appreciated.. thanks
  22. Is it the same Lebanon fish?

    Hello, could you tell me if the two fish, I suppose Lebanon needle fish are the same species and the exactly name of them? In lenght are about 15 cm (first picture) and 8 cm (second picture) Many thanks in advance...
  23. awesom 11,3 Mb I just received a postcard from my retinae:"enjoying the Bahamas,won't be back anytime soon,you &*&(((()_+&@W" "And you may tell yourself :"This is not my beautiful fossil""
  24. Some other picture of Fossil Diatoms take with biological microscope, magnification 400X - 650X
  25. Some foraminifera I found in the past, picture take with Microscope...