Villa Forzano, Torvino Hills (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (45.0° N, 7.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 7.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: N8 foram zone, Baldissero Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy, calcareous conglomerate and calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: M. Zunino and G. Pavia. 2009. Lower to Middle Miocene Mollusc assemblages from the Torino Hills (NW Italy): Synthesis of new data and chronostratigraphical arrangement. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 115(3):349-370 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 178114: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 19.04.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Europicardium miorotundatum Sacco 1899 cockle
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Ancilla pusilla olive snail
Ancilla sowerbyi olive snail
Oliva bellardi olive snail
Oliva cylindracea olive snail
Oliva ceppiensis olive snail
Olivella longispira olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Phos citharella true whelk
Babylonia eburnoides Matheron 1842 true whelk
Janiopsis labrosa true whelk
Euthria abbreviata true whelk
Euthria intermedia true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra arata mitre shell
Mitra sismondae mitre shell
Mitra taeniolata mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Athleta ficulina Lamarck 1811 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Thais parvula murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Clavatula excavata, Clavatula gothica, Clavatula cf. pretiosa, "Turricula dimidiata" = Turricula, "Surcula bardini" = Turricula, "Surcula perlonga" = Turricula, "Turris vermicularis" = Turris, "Pleurotoma citima" = Turris, "Pleurotoma coronifera" = Turris, Gemmula stricta, Gemmula spiralis
Clavatula cf. pretiosa Bellardi 1847 turrid
"Turricula dimidiata" = Turricula turrid
"Surcula bardini" = Turricula turrid
"Surcula perlonga" = Turricula turrid
"Turris vermicularis" = Turris turrid
"Pleurotoma citima" = Turris turrid
"Pleurotoma coronifera" = Turris turrid
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus basteroti cone shell
Conus bitorosus cone shell
Conus belus cone shell
Conus brocchii cone shell
Conus dujardinii cone shell
Conus gastriculus cone shell
Conus obesus cone shell
Conus pelagicus cone shell
Conus ponderosus cone shell
"Conus antidiluvianus" = Conilithes antidiluvianus Bruguière 1792 cone shell
"Conus puschi" = Plagioconus puschi Michelotti 1857 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra hoernesi" = Terebra, "Subula plicaria" = Terebra
"Terebra hoernesi" = Terebra auger snail
"Subula plicaria" = Terebra auger snail
 Capuloidea - Capulidae
Capulus hungaricus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Fusus semirugosus" = Rostellaria (Fusus) true conch
Persististrombus bonellii Brongniart 1823 true conch
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Aporrhais uttingeriana Risso 1826 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus conditus Brongniart 1823 fig shell
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica crassiuscula, "Natica epiglottina" = Cochlis epiglottina, Euspira catena, "Polinices submamillaris" = Euspira submamillaris
"Natica epiglottina" = Cochlis epiglottina Lamarck 1804 moon snail
Euspira catena da Costa 1778 moon snail
"Polinices submamillaris" = Euspira submamillaris Sacco 1890 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Pediculariidae
"Cypropterina duclosiana" = Jenneria duclosiana
"Cypropterina duclosiana" = Jenneria duclosiana Basterot 1825 Jenner's Cowry
 Cypraeoidea - Eocypraeidae
Sphaerocypraea ovulina Grateloup 1833 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Fossacypraea extusdentata Sacco 1894 cowry
Trona lyncoides Brongniart 1823 cowry
"Zonarina brocchii" = Prozonarina brocchii Deshayes 1844 cowry
Schilderia taurovalis Sacco 1894 cowry
Mandolina rhomboidalis Grateloup 1847 cowry
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora deshayesi Michelotti 1847 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Sassia borsoni triton shell
Gyrineum giganteum triton shell
Gyrineum tuberosum triton shell
"Bufonaria marginata" = Aspa marginata Gmelin 1791 triton shell
Cymatium borsoni triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium vulgatum" = Cerithium (Thericium) vulgatum Bruguière 1789 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Peyrotia desmarestina Basterot 1825 turret shell
Protoma cathedralis Brongniart 1856 turret shell
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Heterostropha - Mathildidae
  - Neptuneidae
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Paroxystele amedei Brogniart 1823 top snail