Sample SW6 - Prati di Stuores/Stuores Wiesen Section, Dolomites (Triassic of Italy)

Where: Italy (46.5° N, 11.4° E: paleocoordinates 12.6° N, 19.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (San Cassiano Formation), Julian (235.0 - 232.0 Ma)

• The lower member ("Untere Cassianer Schichten", UCS) overlies the La Valle Formation. Sample SW6: 61.50 m from the stake 1. Daxatina cf. canadensis subzone, lower Carnian.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• Alternations of siliciclastic and carbonate turbidites, deposited in a relatively deep basin, absence of unconformities and a gradual upward increase in sedimentation rate and carbonate content. No sudden or significant facies change in the entire section.
• The lower member consists of alternating siltstones, claystones, calcarenites marly limestones and turbidity vulcanoarenites.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Broglio Loriga, S. Cirilli, V. Zanche, D. Bari, P. Gianolla, G. F. Laghi, W. Lowrie, S. Manfrin, A. Mastandrea, P. Mietto, G. Muttoni, C. Neri, R. Posenato, M. Rechichi, R. Rettori and G. Roghi. 1999. The Prati di Stuores/Stuores Wiesen Section (Dolomites, Italy): a candidate Global Stratotype Section and Point for the base of the Carnian stage. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 105(1):37-78 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 50844: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine N├╝rnberg on 24.05.2005, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

• Ammonoids only.
 Ceratitida - Trachyceratidae
Daxatina cf. laubei Tozer 1994 ceratite