• A project is being carried out at Poggio alle Mura that will allow the preparation and study of a balaenopterid whale from the early Pliocene of Tuscany together with its associated biota. • Up to now, the project resulted in the preparation of 18 vertebrae, the skull and an ulna of the whale. • The associated biota includes 18 mollusk species, 2 sea urchin species, 10 shark teeth and thousands of fish remains from the sediment surrounding the skull. • A wealth of educational activities is being carried out at the laboratory of Poggio alle Mura that are directed to schools and citizens.

The "Brunella" project: preparation and study of a mysticete from the Early Pliocene of Tuscany

Luca Ragaini;
2018

Abstract

• A project is being carried out at Poggio alle Mura that will allow the preparation and study of a balaenopterid whale from the early Pliocene of Tuscany together with its associated biota. • Up to now, the project resulted in the preparation of 18 vertebrae, the skull and an ulna of the whale. • The associated biota includes 18 mollusk species, 2 sea urchin species, 10 shark teeth and thousands of fish remains from the sediment surrounding the skull. • A wealth of educational activities is being carried out at the laboratory of Poggio alle Mura that are directed to schools and citizens.
Scotton, Roberta; Bigazzi, Renzo; Casati, Simone; D’Amore, Giuseppe; Di Marco, Sylvia; Maria Foresi, Luca; Koenig, Elizabeth; Ragaini, Luca; Tabolli, Jacopo; Tarantini, Massimo; & Michelangelo Bisconti, Giandonato Tartarelli
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