San Giovannino Low (Miocene to of Italy)

Where: Foggia, Italy (41.8° N, 15.5° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 15.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vallesian to Vallesian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Late Vallesian-Turolian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; shelly/skeletal limestone

• fissure-fills in a limestone quarry

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. M. Butler. 1980. The giant erinaceid insectivore, Deinogalerix Freudenthal, from the Upper Miocene of Gargano, Italy. Scripta Geologica 57:1-72 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 33295: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 24.07.2003, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Gargano fauna includes Amphibia, Reptilia (Testudinata, Crocodylia, Sauria, Serpentes), Aves, Mammalia (Insectivora, Chiroptera, Rodentia, Carnivora, Artiodactyla, Lagomorpha)
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Deinogalerix brevirostris Butler 1980 hedgehog
femur, mandible fragment with m2 and m3
Deinogalerix koenigswaldi Freudenthal 1972 hedgehog
both cranial and postcranial elements
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus lamarmorae Major 1883 mammoth