Where: Capri Island, Italy (40.6° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 14.2° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)
• Late Middle Pleistocene, based on fauna. There are two localites (Quisisana and Certosa) in a south sloping terrace and several collections dating back to 1901 are included in this faunal list. They have all been referred to 'Quisisana-Certosa'. The site has been controversial because of the possible association of stone tools with Middle Pleistocene faunas.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Fossils stored at the Museum of the Sezione Caprense 'Ignazio Cerio' of the Instituto Italiano di Palaeontologia Umana, in Museo di Paleontologia, University of Naples 'Frederico II' and Instituto Italiano di Palaeontologia Umana, Rome.
Primary reference: L. Capasso Barbato and E. Gliozzi. 1995. Biochronological and palaeogeographical implications of a well-balanced late Middle Pleistocene fauna from Quisiana-Certosa (Capri, Southern Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 34(2):235-261 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 43016: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.08.2004
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