Rosignano (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (45.1° N, 8.4° E: paleocoordinates 44.4° N, 7.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• age after Bianucci and Landini 2002

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: G. Pilleri. 1986. The Oligo-Miocene Cetacea of the Italian waters with a bibliography of the fossil Cetacea of Italy (1670-1986) 1-41 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47427: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 24.02.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea -
 Odontoceti -
Champsodelphis sp.3 Gervais 1852 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Squalodontidae
Squalodontidae indet.3 Brandt 1873 toothed whale
 Odontoceti -
Physeteroidea indet.3 Gray 1868 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Physeteridae indet.1 Gray 1821 sperm whale
four genera
 Delphinoidea -
Delphinoidea indet.3 Flower 1865 toothed whale
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Tursiops miocaenus n. sp.4 Portis 1886 dolphin
 Odontoceti - Iniidae
Iniidae indet.3 Gray 1846 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Kentriodontidae
Kentriodontidae indet.1 Slijper 1936 toothed whale
two genera
 Odontoceti -
Miokogia sp.2 Pilleri 1986 toothed whale
Miokogia cf. elongatus3 Pilleri 1986 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphis sp.1 Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet.1 Gray 1850 beaked whale