Altopiano Prat (Jurassic to of Italy)

Where: Udine, Italy (46.3° N, 13.0° E: paleocoordinates 33.0° N, 21.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Fonzaso Formation, Oxfordian to Oxfordian (163.5 - 152.1 Ma)

• From the Calcari a Ellipsactinie of Altopiano Prat, a lateral variation of the Formazione di Fonzaso, The absence of exact biostratigraphic markers does not allow an accurate dating of Formazione di Fonzaso. However, the presence of Tubiphytes morronensis, Cladocoropsis mirabilis, and the occurrence of Saccocoma at the top of the unity, allowed to date the Formazione di Fonzaso to the Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian age (Upper Jurassic) (Candii et al, 2000)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Museo Friuliano di Storia Naturale di Udine (MFSN)

Primary reference: A. De Angeli and A. Garassino. 2006. New reports of decapod crustaceans from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (NE Italy). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 147(2):267-294 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 127492: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 16.05.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Goniodromitidae
Pithonoton marginatum von Meyer 1842 crab