Monte Balest (Permian of Italy)

Where: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy (46.6° N, 11.7° E: paleocoordinates 4.7° N, 25.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bellerophon Formation, Changhsingian (254.2 - 252.2 Ma)

• Transgressive system tract of the 4th sedimentary sequence, located at about 60 m below the top of the Bellerophon Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: paralic; lithified, fine-grained, brown, argillaceous sandstone

• This sequence records the transition between continental red beds and shallow marine carbonates
• The bed bearing the lingulids is composed of cross-bedded, light brown, clayey fine-grained sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: R. Posenato, L. E. Holmer, and H. Prinoth. 2014. Adaptive strategies and environmental significance of lingulid brachiopods across the late Permian extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 399:373-384 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 161081: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 01.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lingulida - Lingulidae
? Lingularia cf. smirnovae Biemat and Emig 1993