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Cycle Qm - Grotti section, Montefiore (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (43.0° N, 13.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.0° N, 13.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Unknown lithostratigraphic unit. From Qm cycle which underlies the Emilian surface and cycle Qm1 and Qc. AGE: Early Pleistocene, Emilian local substage of the Calabrian on the basis of foraminiferal and calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From immediately below the Emilian surface,

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, bioturbated, shelly/skeletal, silty mudstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Inner shelf setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Massively bioturbated silty mudstone. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, based on figured specimens and age.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Some of the authors of this publication, though not specified in text. REPOSITORY: Not stated in text.

Primary reference: L. Ragaini, G. Cantalamessa, C. Di Celma, P. Didaskalou, R. Impiccini, P. Lori, M. Marino, M. Potetti, and S. Ragazzini. 2007. First Emilian record of the boreal-affinity bivalve Portlandia impressa Perri, 1975 from Montefiore dell'Aso (Marche, Italy). Bollettino della Societá Italiana 45(2-3):227-234 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77008: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.12.2007

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