Name: Monte Bolca
Location: Northern Italy
Age: Eocene
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Geological setting and age


  • The Pesciara locality consists of about 19 metres (in section) of limestones that dip steeply to the south-west.
  • The shaded areas on this stratigraphic section represent laminated carbonate mudstones, these are the Lagerstatten layers.
  • Fossils are found in other horizons but do not have the same exceptional preservation as those from these laminated horizons.
  • (Modified from Tang, 2002)


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