Friday, May 8, 2020

Cranium Fossil of a "Tuscany lion"

Picture of the cranium fossil of a Panthera toscana (aka panther, Tuscany lion, Tuscany jaguar). It was found near Olivola, Val di Magra, Italy in 1890. This fossil dates to the late Pliocene Epoch to early Pleistocene Epoch (Villafranchian age) of the Neogene Period.

Thought to be an ancestor of the European jaguar (Panthera gombaszoegensis).

Picture taken at Orciano Pisano Whale Exhibit in Museo di Geologia e Paleontologia Florence Italy (Università degli Studi di Firenze) on August 2019.

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