Cafaggio-Gorgo, 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: Rosignano Limestone Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• small coral biostrome, with abundant terrigenous-siliciclastic influence

Size class: macrofossils

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 70418: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Gastropoda
 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