Monte Cetona (Pliocene of Italy)

Also known as Poltriciano farm

Where: Siena, Italy (43.0° N, 11.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.4° N, 11.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Pliocene

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: G. Capellini. 1883. Di Un'Orca fossile scoperta a cetona in Toscana. Memorie dell'Accademia delle Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna 4:1-25 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 54099: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.09.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Delphinidae
"Orca citoniensis n. sp." = Orcinus citoniensis
"Orca citoniensis n. sp." = Orcinus citoniensis Capellini 1883 killer whale