Il Fronte Section, MIS 5e deposits, Unit 4, Taranto (Pleistocene to 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: Ionian to Ionian (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• uninterrupted marine sedimentary record of MIS 5e.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; green, red claystone

• This facies association consists of a 4.5 m-thick, reddish to greenish pelite

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 157642: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 27.06.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Podocopida -
Cistacythereis turbida ostracod
rare specimens
 Podocopida - Trachyleberididae
Henryhowella sarsi ostracod
rare specimens
 Isochrysidales - Noelaerhabdaceae
 Syracosphaerales - Rhabdosphaeraceae
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
Coccolithus pelagicus Wallich 1877
Pontosphaera sp. Lohmann 1961
 Pinales - Pinaceae
Pinus sp. Linnaeus 1753 pine
 Lamiales - Oleaceae
Olea sp. Linnaeus 1753 olive
 Rosales - Rosaceae
Rosaceae indet. Jussieu 1789 rose
 Brassicales - Brassicaceae
Brassicaceae indet. Burnett 1835
 Globigerinoidea - Globigerinidae
Globigerinoides ruber d'Orbigny 1839
Orbulina universa d'Orbigny 1839
Globigerina bulloides d'Orbigny 1826
 Globigerinoidea - Globorotaliidae
"Globorotalia inflata" = Globoconella inflata
"Globorotalia inflata" = Globoconella inflata d'Orbigny 1839
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
 Planorbulinacea - Planorbulinidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Bolivina sphatulata
rare specimens
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
 Rotaliida - Cibicididae
Cibicidoides pachyderma
abundant specimens
 Buliminoidea - Buliminidae
Bulimina marginata d'Orbigny 1826
abundant specimens
Angulogerina angulosa Williamson 1848
Spiniferites ramosus Lentin and Williams 1973
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae
Impagidinium sp. Stover and Evitt 1978
Operculodinium centrocarpum Wall 1967
rare specimens
 Dinoflagellata -