Beretta, Belforte Monferrato (Oligocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (44.6° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 42.6° N, 7.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; conglomeratic limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: N. Fantini Sestini. 1960. La Fauna Oligocenica dei dintorni di Ovada (Alessandria). Rivista italiana di paleontologia e stratigrafia 66(3):403-434 [W. Kiessling/M. Nimke/M. Nimke]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86952: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Madeleine Nimke on 26.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
cf. Arca biangula Lamarck 1805 ark
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora annulata Reuss 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia sp. Wood 1844 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
"Glyphastraea laxelamellata" = Septastrea
"Glyphastraea laxelamellata" = Septastrea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Hydnophyllia scalaria Catullo 1856 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral