Castel Arquato, Monte Zago (Pliocene of Italy)

Also known as Montezago

Where: Italy (44.9° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.6° N, 10.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

• whale fall

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Balsamo Crivelli. 1842. Grandi Mammiferi Fossili. Giornale dell' I. R. Instituto Lombardo di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti e Biblioteca Italiano 3:1-23 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 84944: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.11.2008

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet.1 Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
"Delphinus brocchii n. sp." = Tursiops brochii, Steno sp.4, "Hemisyntrachelus" sp.4
"Delphinus brocchii n. sp." = Tursiops brochii Balsamo Crivelli 1842 dolphin
Steno sp.4 Gray 1846 dolphin
"Hemisyntrachelus" sp.4 Brandt 1873 dolphin
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet.4 Gray 1864 rorqual
Megaptera sp.2 Gray 1846 humpback whale
Balaenoptera acutorostrata2 Lacépède 1804 minke whale
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaena balsami n. sp.5 Cornalia 1870 bowhead whale
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotherium capellinii4 Brandt 1873 whale
 Cetacea -
Balaena cortesii n. sp.3 Fischer 1829 whale