San Lorenzo in Collina (Pliocene to of Italy)

Where: Italy (38.0° N, 15.8° E: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 15.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Zanclean to Zanclean (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• argile turchine; upper Zanclean- Lower Piacenzian (after Bianucci et al 2009)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; argillaceous claystone

• whale fall

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Capellini. 1862. Balenottera fossile nelle Argilli Plioceniche di S. Lorenzo in Collina (Provincia di Bologna). Tipografia Giuseppe Vitali 1-11 [M. Uhen/N. Pyenson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59273: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Nick Pyenson on 22.03.2006, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Galeus aduncus2 cat shark
Galeus indet.2 Schaeffer 1760 cat shark
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Felsinotherium forestii n. sp." = Metaxytherium subapenninum3
"Felsinotherium forestii n. sp." = Metaxytherium subapenninum3 Bruno 1839 dugong
 Cetacea -
"Rorqualus cortesii n. sp." = Balaena cortesii2
"Rorqualus cortesii n. sp." = Balaena cortesii2 Fischer 1829 whale
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
"Rorqualus sp." = Balaenoptera
"Rorqualus sp." = Balaenoptera Lacépède 1804 rorqual
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotherium capellinii4 Brandt 1873 whale
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 common dolphin
 Pinales - Pinaceae