Montalbano Jonico (Pleistocene to of Italy)

Where: Italy (40.3° N, 16.6° E: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 16.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene to Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.1 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown lithostratigraphic unit. AGE: Early-Middle Pleistocene. See Ciaranfi et al. (2001) and Girone (2005) for more details. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: from eight bulk samples (100 dm3).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Deep outer slope to break shelf.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated in text. LITHIFICATION: Unknown.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTOR: Review of previously published collections. REPOSITORY: Unknown.

Primary reference: A. Girone, D. Nolf, and H. Cappetta. 2006. Pleistocene fish otoliths from the Mediterranean Basin: a synthesis. Geobios 39:651-671 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 159378: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for fish. NOMENCLATURE: Not a authoritative publication, but with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Conger conger Linnaeus 1758 European conger
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Chelidonichthys lucerna Linnaeus 1758 sea robin
 Argentiniformes - Argentinidae
Argentina sphyraena Linnaeus 1758
 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
"Polypnus aff. polli" = Polyipnus polli Schultz 1961
Maurolicus muelleri Gmelin 1789 Mueller's pearlside
Argyropelecus sp. Cocco 1829
 Stomiatiformes - Gonostomatidae
Bonapartia pedaliota Goode and Bean 1896
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
 Pleuronectiformes - Bothidae
Arnoglossus kokeni Basoli and Schubert 1906 flatfish
 Pleuronectiformes - Pleuronectidae
Platichthys cf. flesus Linnaeus 1758 flatfish
"Solea solea" = Solea rotunda Priem 1914 flatfish
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
Bellotia cf. apoda Giglioli 1883
Grammonus ater Risso 1810
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Perciformes -
Blennius ocellaris perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Cepolidae
Cepola rubescens Linnaeus 1764 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Scorpaenidae
Scorpaena sp. Linnaeus 1758 scorpionfish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
 Spariformes - Sparidae
 Holocentriformes - Holocentridae
 Gadiformes - Macrouridae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Micromesistius poutassou Risso 1827 blue whiting
Gadiculus argenteus Guichenot 1850 silvery pout
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
Merluccius merluccius Linnaeus 1758 European hake
 Gadiformes - Gaidropsaridae
 Myctophiformes -
Myctophum punctatum Rafinesque 1810 spotted lanternfish
Electrona rissoi Cocco 1829
Hygophum benoiti Cocco 1838 Benoit's lanternfish
Hygophum hygomi L├╝tken 1892 Bermuda lantern fish
Benthosema glaciale Reinhardt 1837 glacier lantern fish
Benthosema suborbitale Gilbert 1913
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Lobianchia dofleini Zugmayer 1911 Dofleini's lanternfish
Scopelopsis pliocenicus Anfossi and Mosna 1976 lanternfish
Diaphus taaningi Norma 1930 slopewater lanternfish
Diaphus rafinesqui Cocco 1838 lanternfish
Notoscopelus elongatus Costa 1844 lanternfish
Lampanyctus crocodilus Risso 1810 lanternfish
Ceratoscopelus maderensis Lowe 1839 Madeira lantern fish
Lampadena ionica Girone and Nolf 2002 lanternfish