A temporary exhibition (21 Feb - 20 Jun 2014) at the MAUS (Museum of the Environment -University of the Salento) provided an opportunity to revise the collections of Cretaceous fossil fish found in Salento limestone belonging to various Italian Institutions. The investigation, which continued after the exhibition concluded, recorded 2466 items, distributed across 11 different locations. To date, less than 20 % of the items have been studied. However, from 1911 to 2015, 48 scientific articles and 1 catalogue were published, describing 42 species (including 39 new to Science), with the establishment of 32 new Genera, 9 new Families and 1 new Order. The exhibition at the MAUS was supported by the publication of a catalogue to disseminate knowledge of this aspect of the Salento limestone. Illustrations drawn for the exhibition were also used to produce the MAUS 2015 calendar, thus fulfilling the aim of presenting to the wider public the rich assemblage of Cretaceous fish from the Salento, mostly unknown and dispersed around Italy
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