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Re: Ugo's footprints
At 00.25 14/06/01 +0200, you wrote:
> Hi, A friend of mine just told me that dinosaur tracks were found
>last week in Italy (Sicile), between Pesaro and Urbino. They called the
>beast "Ugo". They also found ammonites. Did someone get info's about it?
It is difficult to locate the site from your information since the town of
Pesaro and Urbino are in Central Italy while Sicily is an island South of
Anyway, the story of Ugo seems a bit older to me.
**Unless new discoveries have been presented to popular press which I am
unaware of**, the last dinosaur track reported on scientific press is a
Late Cretaceous track-site close to Altamura (Bari, Southern Italy). Tracks
are within carbonate shelf sediments. The formation is the Calcare di
Altamura (Altamura Limestone) which is Turonian-Senonian in age. There are
indications of peritidal environment. Several thousands of footprints were
discovered. They are currently under study by a team of ichnologists and
other specialists of Rome University. The ichnologist is prof. U. Nicosia
University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.
An even older story is that of dinosaur tracks reported in Central Italy,
but this is controversial since they are preserved in radiolarites and
usually such rocks are interpreted as deposited at sea bottom.
Hope this helps
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