Valleandona (Pliocene of Italy)

Also known as Valdondona; Val d'Andona

Where: Asti, Italy (44.9° N, 8.1° E: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 8.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Valldunga Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Astian, late Pliocene (~3-3.5 mya). ? = Asti Yellow Sands?

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; yellow sandstone

• yellow sand of Valldunga

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. Sacco. 1891. Sopra un cranio di Tursiops cortesii (Desm.) var astensis Sacc. dell'Astigiana. R. Accademia delle scienze di Torino 26:703-712 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 86305: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.01.2009, edited by Austin Hendy, David Nicholson and Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Concavus concavus n. sp.5 Bronn 1831 barnacle
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
 Capuloidea - Capulidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Aporrhais pespelecani2 Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
"Trivia (Sulcotrivia) dorsolaevigata" = Niveria dorsolaevigata2, "Erato (Erato) elongata" = Erato elongata2
"Trivia (Sulcotrivia) dorsolaevigata" = Niveria dorsolaevigata2 Cocconi 1873 snail
"Erato (Erato) elongata" = Erato elongata2 Seguenza 1880 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica (Natica) millepunctata2 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Neverita (Neverita) josephinia2 Risso 1826 moon snail
Neverita (Neverita) josephinia olla
 Cypraeoidea - Ovulidae
"Simnia (Neosimnia) pliomajor" = Neosimnia pliomajor2
"Simnia (Neosimnia) pliomajor" = Neosimnia pliomajor2 Sacco 1894 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Schilderia longiscata2, "Schilderia utriculata" = Schilderia utricolata2
Schilderia longiscata2 Mayer 1875 cowry
"Schilderia utriculata" = Schilderia utricolata2 Lamarck 1810 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Serpulorbis arenarius1 worm shell
Serpulorbis arenarius perpustulatus
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Calyptraea) chinensis2 Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell
Crepidula (Janacus) crepidula2 Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora infundibulum2 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Cymatium (Monoplex) affine" = Monoplex2, "Cymatium (Monoplex) distortum" = Monoplex2
"Cymatium (Monoplex) affine" = Monoplex2 triton shell
"Cymatium (Monoplex) distortum" = Monoplex2 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea orbiculata2 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
"Bursa (Bufonariella) nodosa" = Bursa scrobilator2
"Bursa (Bufonariella) nodosa" = Bursa scrobilator2 Linnaeus 1758 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Rissoina (Zebinella) decussata1, "Folinia (Manzonia) costata" = Manzonia crassa1
"Folinia (Manzonia) costata" = Manzonia crassa1 Kanmacher 1798 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Thericium vulgatum1 Bruguière 1789 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella subangulata1 turret shell
Turritella subangulata subangulata
"Turritella vermicularis" = Turritella (Haustator) vermicularis1 Brocchi 1814 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
"Bittium (Bittium) spina" = Bittium spina1
"Bittium (Bittium) spina" = Bittium spina1 Partsch 1856 cerith snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica (Architectonica) simplex1, "Architectonica (Pseudotorinia) obtusa" = Pseudotorinia1
"Architectonica (Pseudotorinia) obtusa" = Pseudotorinia1 snail
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
"Emys portisi n. sp." = Mauremys portisi3
"Emys portisi n. sp." = Mauremys portisi3 Sacco 1889 pond turtle
Mammalia
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Physotherium sotterii4 Portis 1886 sperm whale
 Odontoceti -
"Hoplocetus minor" = Scaldicetus minor4
"Hoplocetus minor" = Scaldicetus minor4 Portis 1886 toothed whale
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
"Tursiops cortesii" = Hemisyntrachelus cortesii
"Tursiops cortesii" = Hemisyntrachelus cortesii Fischer 1829 dolphin
n. subspecies astensis