Poggio Tagliato (Pliocene of Italy)

Also known as Ponte a Elsa

Where: Pisa, Italy (43.7° N, 10.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 10.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: MPL5a other zone, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• age after Danise & Dominici 2014

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; mudstone

• whale fall
• shelf mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: V. Borselli and F. Cozzini. 1992. Il recupero di un cetaceo fossile in localita Ponte a Elsa (Pisa). Museologia Scientifica 8:9-22 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 88328: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.04.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula gibba" = Corbula (Varicorbula) gibba
"Corbula gibba" = Corbula (Varicorbula) gibba Oliva 1792 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Pelecyora gigas venus clam
Callista italica venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma cf. elliptica" = Laciolina magna
"Macoma cf. elliptica" = Laciolina magna Spengler 1798 tellin clam
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Aporrhais pespelecani Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Haustator vermicularis Brocchi 1814 turret shell
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaena sp. Linnaeus 1758 bowhead whale
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae