Fossil remain of Zelkova crenata

Fossile di foglia di Zelkova crenata

Zelkova crenata

Today spread in the territories around the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, during the Middle Pleistocene it was also present in the Italian peninsula.

It belongs to the same family of elms and is a large enough plant that can reach 30 meters in height; it has a smooth and short trunk and numerous erect branches that start from a common point of origin. The leaves are ovoid and roughly toothed on the edges.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala Espositiva

Inside the showcases located in the exhibition room, some of the more than 2000 fossil remains, found during excavation and representing the identified species, were placed.

Fossil remains of Zelkova crenata, Tree of Judah and Laurel was discovered in the deposit. Fossil remains of Zelkova leaves are exposed.