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RE: italian dinosaur found in church



> From: owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu [mailto:owner-VRTPALEO@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of silvio.renesto
>
> >There are other much worse problems in my country at present, 
> >however... by chance, I read
> >some comments on discovery news,   and I 
> >found  one saying that Italian paleontologists have eggs on 
> their eyes. 
> >I want to make it clear that most Italian paleontologists have never 
> >believed it was a dinosaur, neither it was a vertebrate.
> To make a bunch of all us sounds bad, at least.
> Best,
> 
>                                                                Silvio

Indeed, the photo I've seen of it looks to me like an ammonoid cross-section.

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