Montagna della Maiella (Miocene of Italy)

Also known as Lettomanoppello

Where: Italy (42.2° N, 14.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 13.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: middle Member (Bolognano Formation), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• early Burdigalian biochonozone SBZ 25 of Cahuzac and Pignant (1997).

Environment/lithology: slope or ramp reef; mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• carbonate ramp
• bioclastic calcarenites (grainstones and subordinate packstones) with compound cross-bedding structures, characterized by abundant bryozoan remains, echinoderm fragments (mainly echinoids and chrinoides), molluscs and red algae

Primary reference: S. Marsili, G. Carnevale, E. Danese, G. Bianucci, and W. Landini. 2007. Early Miocene vertebrates from Montagna della Maiella, Italy. Annales de Paleontologie 93:27-66 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 70814: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.04.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Parotodus benedeni, "Carcharodon subauriculatus" = Carcharocles chubutensis
Parotodus benedeni Le Hon 1871 mackerel shark
"Carcharodon subauriculatus" = Carcharocles chubutensis Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp., Isurus oxyrinchus, "Carcharias cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
"Carcharias cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion cf. eurybathrodon Blake 1862 lemon shark
Galeocerdo contortus Gibbes 1848 tiger shark
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
Actinopteri
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena sp. Walbaum 1792 barracuda
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Diplodus sp. Rafinesque 1810
 Labriformes - Labridae
Labrodon sp. Gervais 1857
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Chilomycterus sp. Bribon 1846
Diodon sp. Linnaeus 1758
Reptilia
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Squalodontidae
Squalodon sp. Grateloup 1840 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Kentriodontidae
? Kentriodontidae indet. Slijper 1936 toothed whale
Echinoidea
  -
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
unclassified
  -
Crinozoa indet. Matsumoto 1929
Rhodophyta indet. Wettstein 1922
Trigonodon jugleri
  - Trigonodontidae
Trigonodon jugleri M√ľnster 1846