Monte Pulgnasco (Pliocene of Italy)

Also known as Mount Pulgnasco

Where: Italy (44.8° N, 9.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.7° N, 10.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: KER2 Member (Monte Giogo Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• "marna azzurra"

•The presence of Discoaster tamalisis locate the section in the 16a MNN biozone. The lithostratigraphic analysis allowed to date Protororqualus fossils to 3.1 - 3. Ma (Piacenzian) from Freschi and Cau (2015).

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. A. Deméré, A. Berta, and M. R. McGowen. 2005. The taxonomic and evolutionary history of modern balaenopteroid mysticetes. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 12(1/2):99-143 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 66598: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.10.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae
"Balaena cuvierii n. sp." = Protororqualus cuvieri
"Balaena cuvierii n. sp." = Protororqualus cuvieri Fischer 1829 rorqual