Torino Hill, Moncucco Torinese, "facies à Congeria", M3 (Miocene of Italy)

Also known as MCC3

Where: Piedmont, Italy (45.1° N, 7.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.9° N, 7.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: facies à Congeria Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Late Messinian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified marl

• 6.5 m of beige to green-blue clayey marls with calcareous paleosol interbeds. This unit contains shells of dreissenid and limnocardiid bivalves along with melanopsid and hydrobiid gastropods and is an equivalent of the Lago-Mare biofacies of the Mediterranean area
• deeper (maybe slope?) environment with abundant terrigenous influence

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. Colombero, D. M. Alba, C. D'Amico, M. Delfino, D. Esu, P. Giuntelli, M. Harzhauser, P. P. A. Masser, M. Mosca, T. A. Neubauer, G. Pavia, M. Pavia, A. Villa and G. Carnevale. 2017. Late Messinian mollusks and vertebrates from Moncucco Torinese, north-western Italy. Paleoecological and paleoclimatological implications. Palaeontologia Electronica 20.1.10A:1-66 [T. Cleary/T. Cleary]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 199860: authorized by Terri Cleary, entered by Terri Cleary on 18.02.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Dreissenidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Pontalmyra cf. incerta cockle
P. cf. incerta chiae
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Diplommatinidae
Cochlostoma esuanum Manganelli and Giusti 1997 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Craspedopomatidae
Craspedopoma conoidale Michaud 1855 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Hydrobiidae
Saccoia oryza Brusina 1893 snail
Saccoia globosa Harzhauser et al. 2015 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
Melanoides curvicosta Deshayes 1835 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae
Melanopsis narzolina Archiac 1846 snail
 Pulmonata - Clausiliidae
Clausilia cf. baudoni Michaud 1862 slug
Truciella ballesioi Truc 1972 slug
Nordsieckia pontica Lueger 1981 slug
 Pulmonata - Milacidae
Milacidae indet. Ellis 1926 slug
 Pulmonata - Parmacellidae
Parmacella "n. sp." Cuvier 1804 slug
 Pulmonata - Helicodiscidae
Lucilla miocaenica Harzhauser et al. 2015 slug
 Limacoidea - Agriolimacidae
Agriolimacidae indet. Wagner 1935 slug
 Limacoidea - Limacidae
? Limax fossilis Sacco 1896 slug
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Theodoxus mutinensis d'Ancona 1869 snail
Actinopteri
 Gobiiformes - Gobiidae
Lesueurigobius sp. Whitley 1950 goby
 Batrachoidiformes - Batrachoididae
"Diaphus aff. pedemontanus" = Porichthys pedemontanus
"Diaphus aff. pedemontanus" = Porichthys pedemontanus Robba 1970 toadfish
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
"Trewasciaena" sp. Schwarzhans 1993
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Gadiculus labiatus Schubert 1905
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Myctophum coppa lanternfish
Diaphus befralai lanternfish
Diaphus taaningi Norma 1930 slopewater lanternfish
Diaphus splendidus Brauer 1904 horned lanternfish
Benthosema aff. suborbitale Gilbert 1913 lanternfish
Osteichthyes
 Temnospondyli - Albanerpetontidae
Albanerpeton sp. Estes and Hoffstetter 1976 tetrapod
 Salientia -
Latonia sp. von Meyer 1843 frog
 Salientia - Hylidae
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys sp. Gray 1870 pond turtle
Aves
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Strigidae indet. Vigors 1825 true owl
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Columbidae indet. Illiger 1811 dove
Reptilia
 Squamata - Lacertidae
cf. Lacerta sp. Linnaeus 1758 lizard
 Squamata - Anguidae
 Squamata - Agamidae
Agamidae indet. Gray 1827 lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
"colubrines indet."
 Squamata -
Scolecophidia indet. Duméril and Bibron 1844 snake
Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Mesopithecus pentelicus Wagner 1839 monkey
cf. Macaca indet. Lacépède 1799 macaque
 Rodentia - Muridae
Centralomys benericettii de Guili 1989 mouse
Apodemus atavus Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus gudrunae van de Weerd 1976 Eurasian field mouse
Micromys bendai van de Weerd 1979 harvest mouse
Occitanomys brailloni Michaux 1969 mouse
Stephanomys sp. Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Muscardinus vireti Hugueney and Mein 1965 dormouse
Glis minor Kowalski 1963 dormouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Parasorex aff. ibericus Mein and Martín-Suárez 1993 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa sp. Linnaeus 1758 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Dihoplus schleiermacheri Kaup 1834 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 tapir
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera "indet. sp. 1" Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Carnivora - Felidae
Pantherinae indet. Pocock 1917 cat
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Viverridae indet. Gray 1821 civet
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Euprox sp. Stehlin 1928 deer
Pliocervus sp. Hilzheimer 1922 deer
Otolithes
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