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Gorges du Verdon, France
Model Sarcosuchus crocodile large
In the area around Poggio Berni, West-Southwest of Rimini, the Marecchia River Formation is exposed. This formation, consisting of light-grey, marly and silty clays, dates from the middle and late Pliocene. In total, this sedimentairy succession, deposited in a hemipelagic environment, has a stratigraphic thickness of almost 3 kilometer. This succession also comprises organic-rich sapropels. These exposures were formed in the 70s by erosion caused by the Marecchia river.
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In the area of Poggio Berni, along the Marecchia.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
These deposits are mostly known for their beautifully preserved shrimpfishes, Centriscus strigatus (Günther, 1861).
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