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RE: Holzmaden Formation?

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Dawid Mazurek
> I always thought it was Posidonia Shale Formation.


> > When someone says a fossil originated from Holzmaden, what geologic 
> > formation would that be? It's weird how they no one ever 
> seems to specify.
> > The obvious guess would be that they're referring to a "Holzmaden 
> > Formation" named after the town, but Googling that brings 
> up a mere 58 
> > results, with one of the top 5 being about the Pseudoscience Which 
> > Must Not be Named. That number sounds suspiciously small for such a 
> > well-publicized fossil site, so I'm having doubts. What *is* the 
> > formation of origin for "Holzmaden" fossils?
> >

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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