Vibo Valentia, Airport Quarry, Calabria (Miocene to of Italy)

Also known as Reef 3113

Where: Italy (38.7° N, 16.1° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 15.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian to Tortonian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 10-20 m of reefal limestone

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 70493: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida -
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys elegans, "Chlamys scabrella" = Chlamys scabrellus, "Chlamys multistriata" = Crassadoma multistriata
"Chlamys scabrella" = Chlamys scabrellus Lamarck 1819 scallop
"Chlamys multistriata" = Crassadoma multistriata Poli 1795 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga cf. lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
Gastropoda
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster acuminatus sand dollar
var. reidii
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites calabricae n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp., "Tarbellastraea reussiana" = Tarbellastraea reussiana, "Tarbellastraea prevostiana" = Tarbellastraea reussiana, ? Favia cf. centralis
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
"Tarbellastraea reussiana" = Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
"Tarbellastraea prevostiana" = Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral