San Giovannino (Miocene to of Italy)

Where: Foggia, Italy (41.8° N, 15.4° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 15.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vallesian to Vallesian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• \"...the entire assemblage of fossiliferous Miocene fissure fillings found in Garrrgano to date, represents a series of some ten biozones which can be defined by the degree of evolutoin of the Muridae. This definistion will be set out in a forthcoming paper fy Messrs. J. Michaux and R. Geesink and [Freudenthal]. For the time being, however, I may state that the majority of specimens of Deinogalerix were recovered from localities which are assigned to the highest three or four biozones.\"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fillshelly/skeletal

• a fissure-filling in a limestone quarry

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: M. Freudenthal. 1972. Deinogalerix koenigswaldi nov. gen., nov. spec., a giant insctivore from the Neogene of Italy. Scripta Geologica 14:1-19 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32931: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 21.07.2003, edited by Marco Pavia

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
bird of prey
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Palaeortyx volans3 Gohlich and Pavia 2008 pheasant
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sp.2, "Microtia "lineage 2"" = Mikrotia2, "Microtia "lineage 3"" = Mikrotia2, "Microtia "lineage 1"" = Mikrotia2, Microtia magna n. gen. n. sp.2
Apodemus sp.2 Kaup 1829 Eurasian field mouse
"Microtia "lineage 2"" = Mikrotia2 Freudenthal 2006 mouse
"Microtia "lineage 3"" = Mikrotia2 Freudenthal 2006 mouse
"Microtia "lineage 1"" = Mikrotia2 Freudenthal 2006 mouse
Microtia magna n. gen. n. sp.2 Freudenthal 1976 mouse
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet.2 Brandt 1885 placental
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galericinae indet. Pomel 1848 hedgehog
Deinogalerix brevirostris n. sp.1 Butler 1980 hedgehog
skull lacking premax with P4, maxillary fragment, M1, atlas
Deinogalerix koenigswaldi n. gen. n. sp. Freudenthal 1972 hedgehog