Poggio alla Staffa, near Pietrafitta (Colle di Val d'Elsa) (Pliocene to of Italy)

Where: Siena, Italy (43.4° N, 11.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 11.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Zanclean to Zanclean (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Ascribed to the Pliocene the outcropping in this area ("sabbie stratificate con argille e ciottoli, di ambiente litorale o salmastro"). The mollusk content of these sandy sediments shows important analogies with deposits from northern Italy ascribed the Tabianian (lower Pliocene). Zanclean to lower Piacenzian according to Pedriali & Robba, 2009.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; shelly/skeletal sandstone

• Ecological note: infra- and circalittoral
• no information given

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Museo Geologico “G. Capellini” di Bologna, Museo di Zoologia de Bologna

Primary reference: D. Scarponi and G. Della Bella. 2003. Molluschi marini del Plio-Pleistocene dell'Emilia-Romagna e della Toscana, Conoidea, Vol. 1 - Drilliidae e Turridae. Università di Bologna, Museo geologico Giovanni Capellini 1-89 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71102: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 18.04.2007, edited by Pete Wagner and Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
  - Juliidae
Candinia pliocaenica n. sp.2 Le Renard et al. 1996 snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Neogastropoda - Horaiclavidae
 Neogastropoda - Pseudomelatomidae
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Persististrombus coronatus1 Defrance 1827 true conch
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Niveria dorsolaevigata1 Cocconi 1873 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Tectonatica tectula1 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Payraudeautia intricata1 Donovan 1804 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula gibbosa1 Defrance 1818 slipper shell