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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
Hi Folks, i am looking to find out what i have here. i have trawled the net with no avail. i kow very little fo this piece except i accrued it around 20years ago when an elderly relative passed away and it has RIO stamped on the base. I know its a sea horse but whether it be fossil, exoskeleton etc is what im trying to find out. my end goal will be to sell this along with my fossil, mineral and gem collection. Im new to this forum (any fossil forum for that matter) and joined as a reference/information source. i will more than likely have more questions coming up so if i can return anything to you all, please let me know and ill do my best. So, back to the horsey.............................anyone?