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Middle Triassic sites in the Unesco World Heritage List
The Middle Triassic sites of Monte San Giorgio (on the Swiss side,
but the Italian ones will be hopefully added soon) have just been included
in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. No need to recall that these sites,
both on the Swiss and Italian side, are among the best of the rare
"windows" on the marine (and, at a lesser extent, terrestrial) vertebrate
faunas of the Middle Triassic, which importance has been acknowledged since
last (two;-) ) centuries. The recent finding of exceptionally well
preserved insects in one of the Swiss sites has further increased the
scientific relevance of these localities.
Working mainly on reptiles from the Alpine Triassic, I can only be happy
for this. I hope it will be of good omen for the future of vertebrate
A good traveler leaves no tracks.
Good speech lacks faultfinding.
A good counter needs no calculator.
A well-shut door will stay closed without a latch.
Skillful fastening will stay tied without knots.
Prof. Silvio Renesto
Department of Structural and Functional Biology
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
via Dunant 3