Lower Globiggerina Limestone (Oligocene of Malta)

Where: Malta (35.9° N, 14.4° E: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 14.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Lower Globigerina Limestone Member (Globigerina Limestone Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; limestone

• regression, storm events, erosional episodes, shallow

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Bianucci, M. Gatt, R. Catanzariti, S. Sorbi, C. G. Bonavia, R. Curmi, and A. Varola. 2011. Systematics, biostratigraphy and evolutionary pattern of the Oligo-Miocene marine mammals from the Maltese Islands. Geobios 44:549-585 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 122008: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Mammalodontidae
? Mammalodontidae indet. Mitchell 1989 whale