Pietra Leccese (Miocene to of Italy)

Where: Apulia, Italy (40.4° N, 18.2° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 17.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pietra Leccese Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; limestone

• tropical/subtropical, depth likely changed over time

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: G. Pilleri. 1986. The Miocene Cetacea of the Pietra leccese with special reference to the Cosimo de Giorgi Collection, Lecce. 1-27 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47125: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.02.2005, edited by Nick Pyenson and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• This collection is for fossils from the "Pietra Leccese" not assigned to a particular quarry or specific other collection.
 Perciformes -
Sphyraenodus bottii3 perch-like fish
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Psephophorus polygonus4 von Meyer 1847 leatherback
MAUL 990/1a-l, partial carapace
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet.4, "Testudo varicosa n. sp." = Trachyaspis lardyi4
Cheloniidae indet.4 Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
"Testudo varicosa n. sp." = Trachyaspis lardyi4 Meyer 1873 sea turtle
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
Euclastes melii n. sp.4 Misuri 1910 turtle
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Dugongidae indet. Gray 1821 dugong
 Mysticeti -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale
 Odontoceti -
Champsodelphis sp.3 Gervais 1852 toothed whale
[entered as Campsodelphis sp.]
 Odontoceti - Squalodontidae
Squalodon sp.3, Squalodon antverpiensis3, "Squalodon scillae" = Squalodon melitensis1, "Phocodon scillae" = Squalodon melitensis3
Squalodon sp.3 Grateloup 1840 toothed whale
Squalodon antverpiensis3 Van Beneden 1861 toothed whale
"Squalodon scillae" = Squalodon melitensis1 Blainville 1840 toothed whale
[entered as Squalodon scillai]
"Phocodon scillae" = Squalodon melitensis3 Blainville 1840 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Squalodelphinidae
Notocetus sp.2 Moreno 1892 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Hoplocetinae indet.2 Cabrera 1926 sperm whale
Physodon leccense n. gen. n. sp.1 Gervais 1872 sperm whale
Orycterocetus sp.2 Leidy 1853 sperm whale
Orcopsis sp.3 Van Beneden 1876 sperm whale
 Odontoceti -
Scaldicetus grandis, Scaldicetus degiorgii n. sp.5, "Scaldicetus mortezelensis" = Eudelphis mortezelensis2
Scaldicetus grandis Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
Scaldicetus degiorgii n. sp.5 Varola et al. 1988 toothed whale
"Scaldicetus mortezelensis" = Eudelphis mortezelensis2 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
[entered as Scaldicetus mortselensis]
 Odontoceti - Kentriodontidae
Kentriodontidae indet.2 Slijper 1936 toothed whale
Lamprolithax sp.2 Kellogg 1931 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Ziphiodelphis abeli n. sp., Schizodelphis sp.2, "Eurhinodelphis cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus2, "Argyrocetus salentinus" = Eurhinodelphis salentinus2, Eurhinodelphis sp.2, "Schizodelphis longirostris" = Eurhinodelphis longirostris2
Ziphiodelphis abeli n. sp. Bassani and Misuri 1913 toothed whale
Schizodelphis sp.2 Gervais 1861 toothed whale
"Eurhinodelphis cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus2 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Argyrocetus salentinus" = Eurhinodelphis salentinus2 Moncharmont Zei 1950 toothed whale
Eurhinodelphis sp.2 Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 toothed whale
[entered as Eurinodelphis sp.]
"Schizodelphis longirostris" = Eurhinodelphis longirostris2 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Messapicetus longirostris2 Bianucci et al. 1992 beaked whale
 Odontoceti -
Argyrocetus sp.2 Lydekker 1894 toothed whale