Cava di Verrua, Savoy: Pliocene, France

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Cetacea - Delphinidae
Orcinus cf. citoniensis (Capellini 1883)
1 specimen
    = Delphinidae indet. Gray 1821
Bianucci 1996
see common names

Coordinates: 45.5° North, 6.5° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:45.6° North, 6.1° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Period:Neogene Epoch:Pliocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Pliocene
Age range of interval:5.33300 - 2.58800 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy comments: Pilleri (1988) states that this collection is Langhian to Serravalian, but Pilleri (1996) states that it is Pliocene
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:marine indet.
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Database number:52059
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Modifier:M. Uhen Research group:vertebrate
Created:2005-07-18 08:43:44 Last modified:2009-02-05 11:57:59
Access level:the public Released:2005-07-18 08:43:44
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

29143. G. Pilleri. 1988. Pre-and post-Messinian Cetacea in the Mediterranean Tethys and the Messinian salinity crisis. Contributions to the Paleontology of Some Tethyan Cetacea and Sirenia (Mammalia) 19-40 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]

Secondary references:

12278 G. Bianucci. 1996. The Odontoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from Italian Pliocene systematics and phylogenesis of Delphinidae. Palaeontologrphia Italia 83:73-167 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]