Iola (Miocene to of Italy)

Where: Lecce, Italy (40.1° N, 18.2° E: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 17.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pietra Leccese Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 7.2 Ma)

• Precise age is unknown but possibly lies between the Late Burdigalian and the Early Tortonian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• calcarenite

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. Kotsakis, M. Delfino, and P. Piras. 2004. Italian Cenozoic crocodilians: taxa, timing and palaeobiogeographic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 210:67-87 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144554: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 10.05.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Crocodylia -
Tomistominae indet. Kalin 1955 crocodilian
Costa (1848, 1854, 1864a,b) referred these remains at first to Streptospondylus lyceensis and then to Steneosaurus lyceensis (Costa 1848). Capellini (1890b) disputed that they could belong to these genera and stated that a nontomistomine form should have been taken into account. A revision carried out by Aldinio (1896) referred the remains to Tomistoma lyceense but, once again, Capellini (1897) criticized this allocation