S. Anna di Alfaedo quarries (Giovanni and Gianfranco Benedetti's Quarry) (Cretaceous of Italy)

Also known as Sant'Anna di Alfaedo, Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo

Where: Verona, Italy (45.6° N, 10.9° E: paleocoordinates 30.3° N, 12.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Marginotruncana schneegansi foram zone, Scaglia Rossa Formation, Middle Turonian (93.5 - 89.3 Ma)

• Said to be from middle of quarried interval; alternative zone name Dicarinella primitiva/Marginotruncana sigali Zone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• bedding surface represent 'firmgrounds' representing long intervals of non-deposition.
• The quarried interval is known locally as 'lastame' and is 7-8 meter thick with 70 layers of flaser-nodular wnitish to reddish limestones that range in thickness from 4 to 35 cm and separated by shaly layers.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collected by G.+G. Benedetti in 1996-1997

Collection methods: quarrying

• Specimens from slabs in Museum of Prehistory and Paleontology of Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo

Primary reference: J. Amalfitano, F. M. Dalla Vecchia, L. Giusberti, E. Fornaciari, V. Luciana and G. Roghi. 2017. Direct evidence of trophic interaction between a large lamniform shark, Cretodus sp., and a marine turtle from the Cretaceous of northeastern Italy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 469:104-121 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184305: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 17.02.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• rare benthic foraminifera (calcareous-hyaline morphotypes and agglutinants). Marginotruncanid, dicarinellids, muricohedbergellids, praeglobotoruncanids, globigerinelloidids.
 Globigerinina - Globotruncanidae
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretodus sp. Sokolov 1965 mackerel shark
IGVR 91032
Reptilia
 Testudines -
Chelonioidea indet. Baur 1893 sea turtle
IGVR 91032
Prymnesiophyceae
  - Calyptrosphaeraceae
Lucianorhabdus quadrifidus Forchheimer 1972