Popogna, Livornesi Mountains, Rosignano Limestone, Tuscany (Miocene of Italy)

Also known as Reef 965

Where: Italy (43.5° N, 10.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 10.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Castelnuovo Member (Rosignano Limestone Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone and lithified marl

• coral biostrome, less than 5 m thick, with abundant terrigenous-siliciclastic influence

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: J. P. Chevalier. 1961. Recherches sur les Madreporaires et les formations recifales Miocenes de la Mediterranee occidentale [Miocene corals and reefs from the western Mediterranean]. Memoires de la Societe geologique de France 93:1-562 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70417: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Textularia sp. Defrance 1824
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca diluvii" = Scapharca (Scapharca) diluvii Lamarck 1805 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis
"Ostrea lamellosa" = Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Aloidis gibba" = Corbula
"Aloidis gibba" = Corbula clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus plicata venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus pirula cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Vulgocerithium costatum" = Thericium
"Vulgocerithium costatum" = Thericium snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella turris Basterot 1825 turret shell
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites lobatosepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea crenulata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora cf. michelottii Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Cladocora liburnensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Lithothamnion sp. Heydrich 1897
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Peneroplidae
Peneroplis pertusus
listed as Pencroplis pertusus
 Miliolida - Miliolidae