Case il Poggio (Pliocene of Italy)

Also known as Fangonero, Pozzaia, Val di Pugna

Where: Siena, Italy (43.3° N, 11.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 11.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: MN 14 zone, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• 4.12–3.84; age after Sorbi et al. 2012

Environment/lithology: coastal; bioturbated, fine-grained, yellow sandstone and blue claystone

• massive bioturbated fine-grained yellow sands

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: G. Bianucci. 1997. The Odontoceti (Mammalia, Cetacea) from Italian Pliocene. The Ziphiidae. Palaeontographica Italica 84:163-192 [M. Uhen/N. Pyenson/N. Pyenson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45497: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Nick Pyenson on 26.10.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Rotaliina
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globorotaliidae
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
Bivalvia
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Metaxytherium gervaisi" = Metaxytherium subapenninum2
"Metaxytherium gervaisi" = Metaxytherium subapenninum2 Bruno 1839 dugong
4 specimens according to Dominici et al 2018
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
"Balaenotus lawleyi" = Balaenotus lawley3, Balaena etrusca3
"Balaenotus lawleyi" = Balaenotus lawley3 Capellini 1876 right whale
Balaena etrusca3 Capellini 1872 right whale
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Mesoplodon sp.4 Gervais 1850 beaked whale
Tusciziphius crispus n. gen. n. sp. Bianucci 1997 beaked whale
Reticulofenestra
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Prymnesiophyceae
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
 Syracosphaerales - Calciosoleniaceae
"Scapholithus fossilus" = Calciosolenia2
"Scapholithus fossilus" = Calciosolenia2
  -
Sphenolithus sp.2 Deflandre 1952
Calcidiscus leptoporus2 Murray and Blackman 1898
Calcidiscus macintyrei2 Bukry and Bramlette 1969
Helicosphaera
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Helicosphaera carteri
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Helicosphaera carteri2 Wallich 1877
Syracosphaera
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Syracosphaera sp.2 Lohmann 1902
 Ichnofossils -
Teredolites sp.2 Leymerie 1842