Where: Portugal (36.9° N, 25.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.0° N, 25.4° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)
• Although it cannot be shown beyond doubt at present, the sedimentary sequences at
•Ponta do Castelo,Malbusca and Pedra-que-Pica are tentatively correlated with the Cré outcrops and assumed to represent more or less contemporaneous deposits.
Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, shelly/skeletal carbonate
•dominated by oysters and pectinids, with subsidiary amounts of echinoids and coralline red algae.
Size class: mesofossils
Collection methods: Repository: Department of Biology of the University of the Azores.
Primary reference: A. Kroh, M. A. Bitner, and S.P. Avila. 2008. Novocrania turbinata (Brachiopoda) from the Early Pliocene of the Azores (Portugal). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58(4):473-478 [M. Clapham/M. Manojlovic]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 152330: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Marko Manojlovic on 17.11.2013, edited by Mihaela Krause
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