Lardos Section (Pleistocene of Greece)

Where: Rhodes, Greece (36.1° N, 28.0° E: paleocoordinates 36.1° N, 28.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Lindos Bay Formation, Ionian (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

• Three samples (Lar1–3) were taken from the lower marl beds of the Lindos Bay Formation. On the eastern foothills, six samples (Lar4–9) were taken from a sandier, more littoral facies. Sample Lar5, in particular, was taken from a horizon showing the best macrofossil preservation, including many rhodoliths.

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Primary reference: K. Agiadi, A. Girone, E. Koskeridou, P. Moissette, J. J. Cornee and F. Quillevere. 2018. Pleistocene marine fish invasions and paleoenvironmental reconstructions in the eastern Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews 196:80-99 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 207568: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 20.01.2020

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Taxonomic list

 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Conger conger Linnaeus 1758 European conger
 Argentiniformes - Argentinidae
Argentina sphyraena Linnaeus 1758
 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
Polyipnus polli Schultz 1961
Maurolicus muelleri Gmelin 1789 Mueller's pearlside
 Stomiatiformes - Gonostomatidae
Gonostoma sp. Rafinesque 1810
 Atheriniformes - Atherinidae
Atherina boyeri Risso 1810 silverside
 Acanthomorphata - Pomacentridae
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
Trachurus sp. Lacépède 1802
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
Grammonus ater Risso 1810
 Perciformes -
Oblada melanura perch-like fish
Blennius ocellaris perch-like fish
Aphia minuta perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Cottidae
Cottidae indet. perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Cepolidae
Cepola macrophthalma perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Scorpaenidae
Scorpaena sp. Linnaeus 1758 scorpionfish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
 Spariformes - Sparidae
 Gadiformes - Macrouridae
Coelorinchus sp. Giorna 1809
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Micromesistius poutassou Risso 1827 blue whiting
Gadiculus argenteus Guichenot 1850 silvery pout
 Gadiformes - Gaidropsaridae
Gaidropsarus sp. Rafinesque 1810
 Myctophiformes -
Myctophum punctatum Rafinesque 1810 spotted lanternfish
Electrona risso Cocco 1829
Hygophum benoiti Cocco 1838 Benoit's lanternfish
Benthosema glaciale Reinhardt 1837 glacier lantern fish
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Lobianchia dofleini Zugmayer 1911 Dofleini's lanternfish
Scopelopsis pliocenicus Anfossi and Mosna 1976 lanternfish
Diaphus taaningi Norma 1930 slopewater lanternfish
Diaphus holti Taaning 1918 small lantern fish
Notoscopelus elongatus Costa 1844 lanternfish
Lampanyctus crocodilus Risso 1810 lanternfish
Ceratoscopelus maderensis Lowe 1839 Madeira lantern fish
Protomyctophum arcticum Lütken 1892 lanternfish
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupeidae indet. Bleeker 1859 hering
Engraulis encrasicolus Linnaeus 1758 hering