Aghia Varvara Fm (Miocene of Greece)

Where: Greece (35.2° N, 25.2° E: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 25.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aghia Varvara Formation (Vrysses Group), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Aghia Varvara Fm of the Vrysses Gp. AGE: Early Messinian on the basis of foraminiferal biostratigraphy (N17). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From multiple localities or beds in Heraklion Basin.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithified, yellow marl

• ENVIRONMENT: Deep-water.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Laminated yellow marls. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, based on figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Tsagaris, Delrieu; reposited in the MNHN

• COLLECTORS: S. Tsagaris and B. Delrieu. REPOSITORY: MNHNP, Paris.

Primary reference: I. Zorn. 1997. Holoplanktonic gastropods from the early Messinian of the Heraklion Basin (Crete, Greece). Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 34(1-2):31-45 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 76986: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.12.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited, only includes holoplanktonic gastropods. NOMENCLATUTURE: Authoritative publication, with species level assignments.
 Thecosomata - Limacinidae
Limacina sp. Bosc 1817 snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Cavolinia gypsorum Bellardi 1873 snail
Bowdenatheca jamaicensis Collins 1934 snail
Diacria trispinosa de Blainville 1821 snail
 Pterotracheoidea - Atlantidae
Protatlanta sp. Tesch 1908 snail
Atlanta sp. Lesueur 1817 snail
 Pterotracheoidea - Carinariidae
Carinaria lamarcki PĂ©ron and Lesueur 1810 snail