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Stirone River (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (44.8° N, 10.0° E: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 10.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Unknown lithostratigraphy and stratigraphic relationships. AGE: Tortonian based on macrofossil biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

•The holotype was recovered from grey, clayey marls bearing invertebrate fossils indicative of a Tortonian age [200]. According to Artoni et al. [201: fig. 2], the rocks exposed along this section of the river where the specimen was found form part of a middle Eocene– early Tortonian Epiligurian succession incorporated into an “Intra-Messinian Chaotic Unit”. Pending the publication of further data on the exact age of these strata, P. quarantellii is therefore here assumed to be early Tortonian (11.6–9.44 Ma). (Marx & Fordyce, 2015)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, sandy claystone

• ENVIRONMENT: Deep water, accumulated in gravity debris flow.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Claystone with sandy and fossiliferous lenses. LITHIFICATION:

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by Marasti

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Presumably the author, R. Marasti. REPOSITORY: Museo Paleontologico Parmense, l'Instituto di Geologia e Paleontologia dell' Universita di Parma.

Primary reference: R. Marasti. 1973. La fauna tortoniana del T. Stirone (limite Parmense-Piacentino). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 12(1):76-120 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78437: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.02.2008, edited by Mark Uhen

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