Montebaranzone, Modena (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (44.5° N, 10.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.2° N, 10.5° 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: deep subtidal; 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 70498: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) patera Montanaro 1933 stony coral
Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cylindrica Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
"? Amphihelia profunda" = Madrepora profunda
"? Amphihelia profunda" = Madrepora profunda Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) verrucosus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) laterocristatus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Trochocyathus (Aplocyathus) armatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Trochocyathus plicatus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
var. crassus
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum acutum Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
var. macilenta
? Flabellum siciliense Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
? Flabellum zuffardii Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Flabellum avicula Michelotti 1838 stony coral