Giffoni Valle Piana, Salerno (Triassic of Italy)

Where: Italy (40.7° N, 14.9° E: paleocoordinates 22.9° N, 13.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Dolomia Principale Formation, Alaunian (215.6 - 212.0 Ma)

• Middle-upper part of the Dolomia Principale (Tintori et al., 1985)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, carbonaceous limestone

• Bituminous beds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Museo Paleontologico, University of Napoli

Primary reference: F. Bassani. 1895. La ittiofauna della Dolomia Principale di Giffoni (Provincia di Salerno). Palaeontographica Italica 1:169-210 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153108: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Marko Manojlovic on 07.12.2013, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Saurichthyiformes - Saurichthyidae
Belonorhynchus sp. Bronn 1858
Palaeoniscus sp. in Costa 1856, 1862; Acipenser sp. in Costa 1862
Giffonus deperditus n. gen. n. sp. Costa 1862
 Perleidiformes - Colobodontidae
Colobodus latus Agassiz 1833
Part of Semionotus curtulus, Lepidotus notopterus in Costa 1853; L. notopterus (part), L. acutirostris (part), S. curtulus (part) Lepidotus notopterus in Costa 1860; S. curtulus (part) in Costa 1862, 1864; L. acutirostris (part) in Costa 1864
 Pholidophoriformes - Pholidophoridae
Pholidophorus pusillus Agassiz 1832
Small Semionotus curtulus (part) in Costa 1862
Pholidophorus latiusculus Agassiz 1832
Semionotus curtulus (part) in Costa 1862
 Holostei - Dapediidae
"Omalopleurus speciosus n. gen. n. sp." = Dapedius costai
"Omalopleurus speciosus n. gen. n. sp." = Dapedius costai Bassani 1892
Fam. Coccostei? in Costa, 1861
 Semionotiformes - Callipurbeckiidae
"Colobodus ornatus" = Paralepidotus ornatus, "Lepidotus acutirostris n. sp." = Paralepidotus ornatus
"Colobodus ornatus" = Paralepidotus ornatus Agassiz 1843
Lepidotus gigas in Costa 1853, 1860; Lepidotus sp., part of Semionotus curtulus, Semionotus sp., part of Urocomus picenus in Costa 1862
"Lepidotus acutirostris n. sp." = Paralepidotus ornatus Agassiz 1843
 Ionoscopiformes - Furidae
"Pholidophorus cephalus" = Heterolepidotus cephalus, "Notagogus incertus n. sp." = Heterolepidotus cephalus, Eugnathus brachilepis n. sp.
"Pholidophorus cephalus" = Heterolepidotus cephalus Kner 1866
Semionotus curtulus? in Costa 1864
"Notagogus incertus n. sp." = Heterolepidotus cephalus Kner 1866
Eugnathus brachilepis n. sp. Bassani 1895
Semionotus carinulatus in Costa 1860; Eugnathus cf. serratus and insignis in Bassani 1892
 Peltopleuriformes - Peltopleuridae
Peltopleurus humilis Kner 1867
Small Semionotus curtulus (part) in Costa 1862
 Peltopleuriformes - Thoracopteridae
Thoracopterus magnificus Tintori and Sassi 1987
Part of Urocomus picenus in Costa 1862; Pterygopterus sp. in Bassani, 1892
 Coelacanthiformes - Latimeriidae
"Urocomus picenus n. gen. n. sp." = Holophagus picenus, ? Undina sp.
"Urocomus picenus n. gen. n. sp." = Holophagus picenus Costa 1862 coelacanth
? Undina sp. Munster 1834 coelacanth