Santa Agata fossili, Tortona area, Piedmont (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (44.8° N, 8.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified marl

• deeper (maybe slope?) environment with abundant terrigenous influence

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. P. Chevalier. 1961. Recherches sur les Madreporaires et les formations recifales Miocenes de la Mediterranee occidentale [Miocene corals and reefs from the western Mediterranean]. Memoires de la Societe geologique de France 93:1-562 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70491: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.03.2007, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Cladocora michelottii Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
"Amphihelia sp." = Madrepora (Amphihelia)
"Amphihelia sp." = Madrepora (Amphihelia) Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum asperum Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Flabellum avicula Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Flabellum foecundum Sismonda 1871 stony coral
Flabellum intermedium Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Flabellum extensum Michelin 1841 stony coral
Flabellum acutum Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Flabellum zuffardii Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophyllia quadragintaseptae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Caryophyllia (Ceratocyathus) cornucopia Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Caryophyllia (Ceratocyathus) undulatus Michelin 1841 stony coral
Caryophyllia (Ceratocyathus) paucicosta Quenstedt 1881 stony coral
Caryophyllia (Ceratocyathus) tortonensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
"? Trochocyathus fuchsi" = Trochocyathus stony coral
"Trochocyathus ponderosus" = Trochocyathus stony coral
Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) sublaevis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) diversiformis" = Trochocyathus stony coral
Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) imparipartitus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Trochocyathus plicatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Trochocyathus (Aplocyathus) armatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
var. quatuorspina
Trochocyathus (Aplocyathus) pyramidatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Deltocyathus italicus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Paracyathus turonensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Parasmilia montaldoensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Ceratotrochus multispinosus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Ceratotrochus multiserialis Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Cyathoceras tortoniensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae
Stephanophyllia imperialis Michelin 1841 stony coral
var. reussi
Stephanophyllia elegans Bronn 1837 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia cladocoracea Michelotti 1871 stony coral
Enallopsammia poppelacki Reuss 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis ornata Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
 Argentiniformes - Argentinidae
Nansenia sp. Jordan and Evermann 1896
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Notoscopelus elongatus Costa 1844 lanternfish
Notoscopelus resplendens Richardson 1845 lanternfish
Notoscopelus bolini Nafpakittis 1975 lanternfish
Scopelopsis pliocenicus Anfossi and Mosna 1976 lanternfish
Lampanyctus latesulcatus Nolf and Steurbaut 1983 lanternfish
Myctophum coppa lanternfish
Myctophum fitchi lanternfish
Myctophum punctatum Rafinesque 1810 spotted lanternfish
Hygophum hygomii lanternfish
Diaphus cavallonis lanternfish
Diaphus holti Taaning 1918 small lantern fish
Diaphus cahuzaci Steurbaut 1979 lanternfish
Lobianchia dofleini Zugmayer 1911 Dofleini's lanternfish
Lampadena aff. dea Frasier-Brunner 1949 lanternfish
 Caproiformes - Antigoniidae
Antigonia capros Löwe 1843
 Gadiformes - Macrouridae
Bathygadus novus Bossoli 1906 grenadiers
Coryphaenoides contortus Bassoli 1906 grenadiers
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros sp. Thompson 1840
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
Merluccius cf. merluccius Linnaeus 1758 European hake
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
"Micromesistius planatus" = Gadus planatus, Gadiculus argenteus
"Micromesistius planatus" = Gadus planatus Bassoli and Schubert 1906 cod
Gadiculus argenteus Guichenot 1850 silvery pout
 Gadiformes - Lotidae
 Beryciformes - Trachichthyidae
 Lophiiformes - Chaunacidae
Chaunax lobatus Bassoli 1906 anglerfish
 Perciformes - Sparidae
Dentex aff. macroccanus perch-like fish
"Sparus" doderleini perch-like fish
 Acanthomorphata - Acropomatidae
 Acanthomorphata - Haemulidae
Pomadasys incisus Bowdich 1825
 Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
Carapus acus Brünnich 1768
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
 Gobiiformes - Gobiidae
Gobiidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 goby
 Aulopiformes - Paralepididae
Paralepis sp. Cuvier 1816
 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
Argyropelecus sp. Cocco 1829
Maurolicus muelleri Gmelin 1789 Mueller's pearlside
"Gadiculus labiatus" = Otolithus labiatus
"Gadiculus labiatus" = Otolithus labiatus Schubert 1905