Alburni Mountain, Petina (Cretaceous of Italy)

Where: Salerno, Italy (40.5° N, 15.4° E: paleocoordinates 22.2° N, 15.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Albian (109.0 - 105.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, dolomitic lime mudstone

• Markedly restricted subtidal lagoonal environment, with stratified water, almost completely lacking oxygen at the bottom and with very poor exchanges with the open sea

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Museo di Paleontologia di Napoli

Primary reference: S. Bravi and A. Garassino. 1998. Plattenkalk of the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) of Petina, in the Alburni Mounts (Campania, S Italy), and its decapod crustacean assemblage. Atti della Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 138(1-2):89-118 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 127349: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 10.05.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Palinuridae
Palinurus sp. Weber 1795 spiny lobster
 Decapoda - Palaemonidae
Alburnia petinensis n. gen. n. sp.
Alburnia petinensis n. gen. n. sp. Bravi and Garassino 1998 shrimp
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Portunidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 swimming crab
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Prochanos cf. rectifrons Bassani 1879 bonefish
 Pachycormiformes -
 Neopterygii -
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Coelodus sp. Haeckel
 Lepisosteiformes -
Lepidotes sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
 Bennettitales -
Zamites sp. Brongniart 1828
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
? Podozamites sp. Braun 1843
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
Pagiophyllum sp. Heer 1881