Rio Stramonte (Pliocene of Italy)

Also known as Lugagnano val D'Arda

Where: Piacenza, Italy (44.8° N, 9.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.7° N, 10.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; claystone

• whale fall

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: F. Cigala-Fulgosi. 1990. Predation (or possible scavenging) by a great white shark on an extinct species of bottlenosed dolphin in the Italian Pliocene. Tertiary Research 12(1):17-36 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55542: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 31.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet.4, Hemisyntrachelus sp.1, "Hemisyntrachelus cortesii" = Hemisyntrachelus cortesii4, "Tursiops capellinii" = Hemisyntrachelus cortesii
Delphinidae indet.4 Gray 1821 dolphin
Hemisyntrachelus sp.1 Brandt 1873 dolphin
"Hemisyntrachelus cortesii" = Hemisyntrachelus cortesii4 Fischer 1829 dolphin
"Tursiops capellinii" = Hemisyntrachelus cortesii Fischer 1829 dolphin
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet.2 Cope 1891 whale
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera acutorostrata2 Lacépède 1804 minke whale
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaena paronai n. sp.3 Del Prato 1900 right whale