Melpignano (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Lecce, Italy (40.2° N, 18.3° E: paleocoordinates 39.9° N, 18.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pietra Leccese Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

• calcarenite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: G. Pilleri. 1986. The Oligo-Miocene Cetacea of the Italian waters with a bibliography of the fossil Cetacea of Italy (1670-1986) 1-41 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49403: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.04.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Crocodylia -
Tomistominae indet.1 Kalin 1955 crocodilian
 Odontoceti - Inticetidae
cf. Inticetus sp.2 Lambert et al. 2017 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphis salentinus Moncharmont Zei 1950 toothed whale