Il Fronte Section, Pre-MIS 5e deposits, Blue Clay Fm, Taranto (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Apulia, Italy (40.5° N, 17.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 17.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Blue Clay Formation, Ionian (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• uninterrupted marine sedimentary record of MIS 5e.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; gray claystone and siltstone

• The uppermost part of the Pliocene–Pleistocene Blue Clay Fm includes a slightly coarsening-upward succession, about 5 m-thick, of massive gray clay,with upward transition to silty clayswith silt intercalations

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Amorosi, F. Antonioli, A. Bertini, S. Marabini, G. Mastronuzzi, P. Montagna, A. Negri, V. Rossi, D. Scarponi, M. Taviani, L. Angeletti, A. Piva, and G. B. Vai. 2014. The Middle–Upper Pleistocene Fronte Section (Taranto, Italy): An exceptionally preserved marine record of the Last Interglacial. Global and Planetary Change 119:23-38 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 157640: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 27.06.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Foraminifera
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Bolivina sp. d'Orbigny 1839
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
 Planorbulinacea - Planorbulinidae
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
 Globigerinoidea - Globorotaliidae
"Globorotalia inflata" = Globoconella inflata
"Globorotalia inflata" = Globoconella inflata d'Orbigny 1839
 Globigerinoidea - Globigerinidae
Globigerina bulloides d'Orbigny 1826
Globigerinoides ruber d'Orbigny 1839
Coccolithophyceae
 Isochrysidales - Noelaerhabdaceae
 Syracosphaerales - Rhabdosphaeraceae
Rhabdosphaera claviger
rare specimens
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
Pontosphaera sp. Lohmann 1961
Coccolithus pelagicus Wallich 1877
Syracosphaera
  -
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Pinaceae
Pinus sp. Linnaeus 1753 pine
Tsuga sp. Carrière 1855
Cedrus sp. Trew 1757 cedar
Angiospermae
 Lamiales - Plantaginaceae
Plantago sp. Linnaeus 1753 plantain
 Asterales - Asteraceae
Asteraceae indet. Berchtold and Presl 1820 daisy
Artemisia sp. Linnaeus 1753 daisy
 Caryophyllales - Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodiaceae indet. Ventenant 1799
 Brassicales - Brassicaceae
Brassicaceae indet. Burnett 1835
 Rosales - Ulmaceae
Ulmus sp. Linnaeus 1753 elm
 Fagales - Fagaceae
Quercus sp. Linnaeus 1753 oak
 Fagales - Juglandaceae
Carya sp. Nuttall 1818 hickory
Pterocarya sp. Kunth 1824 wingnut
Ginkgoopsida
 Ephedrales - Ephedraceae
Ephedra sp. Linnaeus 1753 jointfir
 Coccosphaerales - Calcidiscaceae
Calcidiscus leptoporus Murray and Blackman 1898
 Dinoflagellata -
Dinophyceae
  -
Spiniferites sp. Mantell 1850
abundant specimens
 Peridiniales -
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae