Monte Duello (Eocene of Italy)

Also known as Monte Zuello

Where: Verona, Italy (45.8° N, 11.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: L. Altichieri. 1980. Il giacimento di Monte Duello (Verona). I vertebrat fossili italiani-Catalog della Mostra Verona 159-160 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48159: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.03.2005

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis elegans eagle ray
[entered as Myliobates elegans]
Myliobatis ombonii eagle ray
[entered as Myliobates ombonii]
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx cf. capellinii Negri 1892 softshell turtle
 Crocodylia -
"Crocodylus arduini n. sp." = Megadontosuchus arduini
"Crocodylus arduini n. sp." = Megadontosuchus arduini De Zigno 1880 crocodilian
MGPD 1Z - lectotype (a nearly complete skull with lower jaws); Referred material: MGPD 5Z (skull lacking the anterior part of the rostrum), MGPD 4Z (anterior part of the rostrum belonging to specimen MGPD 5Z), MGPD 6Z (fragment of a right mandibular ramus, lacking retroarticular process), MGPD 8Z (nearly complete mandibular ramus [probably these remains belong to the original type series]), MGPD 24Z (cervical vertebra) and MGPD 25Z (dorsal vertebra) - see Piras et al. 2007
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Halitherium veronense n. sp." = Prototherium veronense2, "Paraliosiren suessi" = Prototherium veronense1, "Halitherium angustifrons n. sp." = Prototherium veronense2, "Halitherium curvidens n. sp." = Prototherium veronense2
"Halitherium veronense n. sp." = Prototherium veronense2 de Zigno 1875 dugong
"Paraliosiren suessi" = Prototherium veronense1 de Zigno 1875 dugong
"Halitherium angustifrons n. sp." = Prototherium veronense2 de Zigno 1875 dugong
"Halitherium curvidens n. sp." = Prototherium veronense2 de Zigno 1875 dugong