Besano

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Besano
Comune di Besano
Location of Besano
Besano is located in Italy
Besano
Besano
Location of Besano in Italy
Besano is located in Lombardy
Besano
Besano
Besano (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°53′N 08°53′E / 45.883°N 8.883°E / 45.883; 8.883Coordinates: 45°53′N 08°53′E / 45.883°N 8.883°E / 45.883; 8.883
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceVarese (VA)
Area
 • Total3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total2,350
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
21050
Dialing code0332

Besano is a town and comune located in the province of Varese, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

Paleontological site[edit]

Reconstruction of the sea of Besano, at Museo Civico di Storia Naturale of Milan. There are two Tanystropheus and some Askeptosaurus.

The fossils of Besano[edit]

In 1993 the fossil of a Triassic aquatic reptile dating back to about 235 million years was found near the town. It was named Besanosaurus. Many other fossils have emerged from the fossiliferous field of Besano-Monte San Giorgio, known and appreciated since the mid-nineteenth century.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monte San Giorgio (Lombardia) — Italian Paleontological Society". paleoitalia.org (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-09-23.