Italy has many good fossil sites. Most of them are pliocene, but there is some Pleistocene, Miocene and Eocene as well. Until now we have mainly pliocene material from Italy. We are very grateful for the help the following Italian friends gave us: Mr. George Bovo, Mr.Pierro Frediani, Mr.Italo Mattea and Mr. Giovanni Signorelli.
A lot of shells you can identify with the marvellous publications of Carlos Chirli.Until now (2013) there are 9 volumes published and maybe more will follow.
Carlo Chirli, 1997 and ongoing:
"Malacofauna Pliocenica Toscana"
Plaisancian, colno 39467, 43 mm
Astian, colno 44718, 45 mm
Plaisancian, colno 40394, 80 mm
Astian, colno 44732, 13 mm
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