Sample A-surface, Settsass Scharte (Triassic of Italy)

Where: Italy (46.5° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 12.4° N, 20.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Trachyceras aon ammonoid zone, Cassian Formation, Julian (235.0 - 232.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); poorly lithified, brown, gray marl

• The lithology is typical of the basin facies of the Cassian Formation.
• Grey to- brownish poorly lithified claystones to marlstones. Thin beds of marly limestones are also present.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Reposited in the BSP

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• Repository: Naturmuseum Sudtirol, Bolzano (NMS BOZ). Additional material is housed in the Bayerische Staatssammlung fur Palaontologie und Geologie in Munchen under the inventory number SNSB BSPG 2012 XIV.

Primary reference: A. Nützel and A. Kaim. 2014. Diversity, palaeoecology and systematics of a marine fossil assemblage from the Late Triassic Cassian Formation at Settsass Scharte, N Italy. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 88:405-431 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 163817: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 13.11.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Cassianellidae
Cassianella decussata Münster 1841 oyster
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Palaeonucula strigilata Goldfuss 1837 nut clam
 Hypsogastropoda - Coelostylinidae
Coelostylina conica Münster 1841 snail
Helenostylina convexa n. sp. Nützel and Kaim 2014 snail
Turristylus cf. triadicus Kittl 1894 snail
 Heterostropha - Tofanellidae
Schartia carinata Nützel and Kaim 2014 snail
 Murchisoniina - Wortheniellidae
Wortheniella cf. canalifera Münster 1841 snail
 Murchisoniina - Zygopleuridae
Goniospira armata Münster 1841 snail
 Murchisoniina - Spirostylidae
Spirostylus brevior Kittl 1894 snail
 Haliotoidea - Temnotropidae
Temnotropis fallax Kittl 1891 snail
 Schizogonioidea - Schizogoniidae
Schizogonium laubei Kittl 1891 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Turbo" cf. orthostoma Kittl 1894 snail
 Seguenzioidea - Eucycloscalidae
Eucycloscala spinosa Klipstein 1843 snail
 Seguenzioidea - Eunemopsidae
Pseudoclanculus nodosus Münster 1841 snail
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Plagioglypta undulata Münster 1841 tusk shell
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
 Nautilida - Tainoceratidae
Germanonautilus cassianus Mojsisovics 1882 nautiloid
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
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