Skythia section, list F (Pliocene of Greece)

Also known as ~Sample V3

Where: Greece (35.3° N, 25.3° E: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 25.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Finikia Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Collection from 2.15 m of laminated diatomaceous silts

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; poorly lithified, diatomaceous, carbonaceous siltstone

• The macrofossils assemblage represents a nearshore tropical environment.
• Laminated diatomaceous silts rich in fish remains and carbonaceous matter.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Molluscan assemblages were collected by the authors. No repository is stated, but could well be at the University of Athens, Greece.

Primary reference: M. D. Dermitzakis and M.V. Triantaphyllou. 1997. Biostratigraphical observations in Plicoene deposits of Heraklion Province. Geologie Mediterraneenne 24(1-2):15-26 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 51511: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 07.06.2005

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Taxonomic list

• Taxonomic list from what I have called "list c", the fifth list, fourth paragraph on page 18, which approximates samples V2-V3 in the stratigraphic column on page 20. Nomenclature appears basic, but not problematic.
 Beloniformes - Belonidae
Belone sp. Oken 1816
 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
Syngnathus sp. Linnaeus 1758 pipefish
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
Lepidopus sp. Gouan 1770
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros albyi Sauvage 1880
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Sardina sp. Antipa 1905 hering
Alosa sp. Linck 1790 hering