Where: Perugia, Italy (42.8° N, 12.4° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 12.3° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Ponte Naja Formation, MN 17 (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)
• Late Pliocene. The fauna listed here comes from the Ponte Naja Formation, dated to roughly between 2.1 and 1.9Ma. Middle Villafranchian, Costa San Giacomo faunal unit (= Seneze).
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: alluvial fan
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: sieve,
• Macrofossils collected at random during sedimentology fieldwork. Micromammals found in 800/1000kg of screen-washed sediment.
Primary reference: L. Abbazzi, A. Albianelli, P. Ambrosetti, P. Argenti, G. Basilici, A. Bertini, S. Gentili, F. Masini, G. Napoleone and M.R. Pontini. 1997. Paleontological and sedimentological record in Pliocene distal alluvial fan deposits at Cava Toppetti (Todi, Central Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 36(1-2):5-22 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 49259: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 12.04.2005
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