Civita di Pietraroja (upper plattenkalk) (Cretaceous of Italy)

Also known as Pietraroia

Where: Campania, Italy (41.3° N, 14.5° E: paleocoordinates 23.5° N, 16.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Albian (112.0 - 109.0 Ma)

• upper Plattenkalk

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); gray, cherty/siliceous mudstone and shelly/skeletal wackestone

• "intraplatform anoxic basin" - three possible models: lagoon, slope/shallow basin, and submarine channel
• cherty limestone (plattenkalk), "calcari selciferi ed ittiolitiferi"; "fine laminated mudstones with thin strata and lenses of packstones and wackestones rich in spicules of siliceous sponges"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression, soft parts

Collected by O. Costa

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: O. G. Costa. 1864. Paleontologia del Regno di Napoli. Parte III [Paleontology of the Kingdom of Naples. Part III]. Atti dell'Accademia Pontaniana 8:1-192 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 112631: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 14.07.2011, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Paracoskinolina
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Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatus obtusatus3 Costa 1864 guitarfish
 Petalodontiformes - Petalodontidae
Glossodus heckelii n. sp. Costa 1864 chimaera
Actinopteri
 Teleostei - Aspidorhynchidae
 Elopiformes - Elopidae
Anaethalion sp.3 White 1938
 Pholidophoriformes - Pleuropholidae
 Ellimmichthyiformes - Ellimmichthyidae
Diplomystus sp.3 Cope 1877
 Ichthyodectiformes - Cladocyclidae
 Pachycormiformes -
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodus gigas Agassiz 1839
Microdon simplex n. sp. Costa 1864
 Lepisosteiformes -
 Semionotiformes - Macrosemiidae
Notagogus pentlandi Agassiz 1843
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
"Triton megacephalus n. sp." = Celtedens megacephalus
"Triton megacephalus n. sp." = Celtedens megacephalus Costa 1864 tetrapod
M 542 - holotype (almost complete skeleton)
Reptilia
 Pterosauria -
Pterosauria indet.3 Kaup 1834 pterosaur
jaw fragment
 Loricata - Hylaeochampsidae
Pietraroiasuchus ormezzanoi n. gen. n. sp.2 Buscalioni et al. 2011 crocodilian
 Squamata -
Chometokadmon fitzingeri n. gen. n. sp., Eichstaettisaurus gouldi3, "Salamandra rusconi n. sp." = Costasaurus rusconi1
Chometokadmon fitzingeri n. gen. n. sp. Costa 1864 squamates
MPN 539
Eichstaettisaurus gouldi3 Evans et al. 2004 squamates
"Salamandra rusconi n. sp." = Costasaurus rusconi1 Costa 1851 lizard
same specimen as S. appennina n. sp.
 Rhynchocephalia - Sphenodontidae
Derasmosaurus pietrarojae n. gen. n. sp.1
Derasmosaurus pietrarojae n. gen. n. sp.1 Barbera and Macuglia 1988 rhynchocephalian
MPN 541
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Podozamites sp.3 Braun 1843
 Pinales -
Brachyphyllum sp.3 Brongniart 1828
Platycerhynchus rhombeus
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Platycerhynchus rhombeus n. gen. n. sp.
Platycerhynchus rhombeus n. gen. n. sp. Costa 1852
Blenniomoeus longicauda
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Blenniomoeus longicauda n. gen. n. sp.
Blenniomoeus longicauda n. gen. n. sp. Costa 1850
Hyptius
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Hyptius sebastiani n. gen. n. sp.
Hyptius sebastiani n. gen. n. sp. Costa 1864
Rhynchoncodes
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Rhynchoncodes macrocephalus n. gen. n. sp. Costa 1854
Phlebopteris
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Ophirachis deperditus
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Ophirachis deperditus n. gen. n. sp.
Ophirachis deperditus n. gen. n. sp. Costa 1864