Varano (Eocene of Italy)

Where: Parma, Italy (44.3° N, 10.1° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 8.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• No formation name is reported. Said to be from the "calanchi" formation.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• no lithological description given

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: G. Pilleri and F. C. Fulgosi. 1989. First Archaeoceti record from the Eocene of Italy (Varano, Northern Appenines). Contributions to the Paleontology of som Tethyan Cetacea and Sirenia (Mammalia) 2:87-101 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32992: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.07.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
? Dorudon sp. Gibbes 1845 whale