Montegibbio, Sassuolo area, Modena (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (44.6° N, 10.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.3° N, 10.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified marl

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 70497: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea miocenica Osasco 1896 stony coral
var. italica
 Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae
Stephanophyllia elegans Bronn 1837 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia crassa, "Balanophyllia dendrophylloides" = Balanophyllia, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) patera, "Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sp." = Balanophyllia
"Balanophyllia dendrophylloides" = Balanophyllia stony coral
Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) patera Montanaro 1933 stony coral
"Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sp." = Balanophyllia Wood 1844 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"? Palaeoplesiastraea desmoulinsi" = Solenastrea desmoulinsi, ? Favia centralis
"? Palaeoplesiastraea desmoulinsi" = Solenastrea desmoulinsi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
? Favia centralis stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophyllia peloritana stony coral
var. parvula
Caryophyllia (Ceratocyathus) tortonensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) verrucosus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Deltocyathus italicus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Ceratotrochus multispinosus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Ceratotrochus multiserialis Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Trochocyathus plicatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum foecundum Sismonda 1871 stony coral
var. zibinica
? Flabellum siciliense Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Flabellum intermedium Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
var. effusa