Sample 16 [Pietra Leccese Fm] (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (40.1° N, 18.3° E: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 17.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pietra Leccese Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Pietra Leccese Fm, which overlies the Andrano Fm, and is presumably unconformably overlain by the Uggiano la Chiesa Fm (Middle Pliocene). AGE: Upper Burgidalian to lower Messinian, on the basis of macrofossil biostratigraphy; placed by enterer in Middle Miocene on the basis of stratigraphic position. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From biomicritic levels that overlies the phosphatic conglomerate of the Pietra Lecesse Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Biomicrite. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of taphonomic description.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, replaced with phosphate

Collected by Ragaini

• COLLECTOR: Not stated, but presumably L. Ragaini. REPOSITORY: Not stated, but presumably the Natural History Museum, University of Pisa.

Primary reference: L. Ragaini. 1994. Neogene echinoids from Salento (Apulia, Southern Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 287-290 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 96242: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 29.05.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for echinoids. Other taxa presumably present, but not stated in text. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with modern nomenclature.
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