Torino Hill (Montaldo, Moncucco), Piedmont (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (45.1° N, 7.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified marl

• deeper (maybe slope?) environment with abundant terrigenous 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 70496: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae
Stephanophyllia imperialis Michelin 1841 stony coral
var. reussi
Stephanophyllia elegans Bronn 1837 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis ornata Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Paracyathus turonensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Parasmilia montaldoensis n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Cyathoceras tortoniensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Deltocyathus italicus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Ceratotrochus multispinosus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
"Trochocyathus sp." = Trochocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) diversiformis" = Trochocyathus stony coral
Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) sismondae Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Trochocyathus plicatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum zuffardii Chevalier 1961 stony coral