San Giovanni di Sinis (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (39.9° N, 8.5° E: paleocoordinates 39.9° N, 8.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; silty sandstone and calcareous mudstone

• The beds M2d, in "Phoenician graves" section, consituted by fine silty sand, carbonatic silt, carbonatic mud, and marly-sandy limestone, testify even episodic emersion phases, and yielded remains of molluscs, mammals and reptiles, also the new remains here described

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: University of Cagliari

Primary reference: F. Chesi, M. Delfino, L. Abbazzi, S. Carboni, L. Lecca and L. Rook. 2007. New fossil vertebrate remains from San Giovanni di Sinis (Late Pleistocene, Sardinia): the last Mauremys (Reptilia, Testudines) in the central Mediterranean. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 113(2):287-297 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190854: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossus cf. sardus Tschudi 1837 Sardinia painted frog
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys sp. Gray 1870 pond turtle
UC, various shell plates
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emys orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 European pond turtle
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Praemegaceros cazioti Deperet 1897 deer