Torino Hill (Montaldo, Moncucco), Piedmont (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (45.1° N, 7.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-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 70496: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum zuffardii Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Trochocyathus sp." = Trochocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) diversiformis" = Trochocyathus stony coral
Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) sismondae Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Trochocyathus plicatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Deltocyathus italicus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Paracyathus turonensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Parasmilia montaldoensis n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Ceratotrochus multispinosus 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 - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis ornata Michelotti 1838 stony coral