Sforzacosta (Pliocene to of Italy)

Where: Italy (43.3° N, 13.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 13.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Zanclean to Zanclean (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• no formation listed

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Sorbini. 1988. Biogeography and climatology of Pliocene and Messinian fossil fish of eastern-central Italy. Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale de Verona 14:1-85 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 145680: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.06.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
Maurolicus muelleri Gmelin 1789 Mueller's pearlside
 Beloniformes - Belonidae
Belone sp. Oken 1816
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
Trachurus sp. Lacépède 1802
 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
 Acanthomorphata - Caproidae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Micromesistius poutassou Risso 1827 blue whiting
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros albyi Sauvage 1880
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
Merluccius sp. Rafinesque 1810
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Diaphus sp. Eigenmann 1890 lanternfish
 Alepisauriformes -
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
 Gasterosteiformes - Centriscidae