Melpignano-Cursi (Miocene to of Italy)

Also known as Cursi-Melpignano

Where: Apulia, Italy (40.2° N, 18.3° E: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 17.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pietra Leccese Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 5.3 Ma)

• date after Mazzei et al. 2009

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic packstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: G. Bianucci, W. Landini, and A. Varola. 1994. New remains of Cetacea Odontoceti from the "Pietra leccesse" (Apulia, Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 33(2):215-230 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 48657: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.03.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet.2 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Odontoceti - Squalodontidae
Squalodon sp. Grateloup 1840 toothed whale
 Odontoceti -
Physeteroidea indet.1 Gray 1868 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Schizodelphis sp. Gervais 1861 toothed whale
aff. Xiphiacetus sp.1 Lambert 2005 toothed whale
"Eurhinodelphis cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
Xiphiacetus aff. bossi1 Kellogg 1925 toothed whale
Eurhinodelphis sp. Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 toothed whale