The Anthracothere - An Oligocene Mammal from the Zasavje Region - Set
The Anthracothere - An Oligocene Mammal from the Zasavje Region - Set for only GBP £0.77
Back in the days when coal mines were still operatingin the Zasavje region, it was not uncommon for minersto dig up fossil remains of various kinds. Particularly noteworthy finds included the remains of largemammals such as the anthracothere. The genus name of these mammals, Anthracotherium, translates literallyas “coal beast”. Reports of discoveries of the remains of these creatures were already arriving from open pits and mines in Hrastnik, Trbovlje and Zagorje ob Savi in the mid-nineteenth century. Contemporary palaeontologists classified them as the speciesAnthracotherium magnum and, in the case of an exclusively local nd, as Anthracotherium illyricum.