Villa Allason, Torvino Hills (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (45.0° N, 7.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 7.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: N8 foram zone, Baldissero Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy, calcareous conglomerate and calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: M. Zunino and G. Pavia. 2009. Lower to Middle Miocene Mollusc assemblages from the Torino Hills (NW Italy): Synthesis of new data and chronostratigraphical arrangement. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 115(3):349-370 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 178116: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 19.04.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca cf. biangula Lamarck 1805 ark
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula cocconii" = Caryocorbula cocconii
"Corbula cocconii" = Caryocorbula cocconii Fontannes 1881 clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Ervilia castanea Montagu 1803 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Callista erycina" = Costacallista erycina
"Callista erycina" = Costacallista erycina Linnaeaus 1758 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
Gastropoda
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Heterostropha - Pyramidellidae
 Heterostropha - Architectonicidae
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
"Nerita martiniana" = Nerita (Theliostyla) martiniana
"Nerita martiniana" = Nerita (Theliostyla) martiniana Bonci et al. 2000 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
"Polinices submamillaris" = Euspira submamillaris Sacco 1890 moon snail
Euspira catena da Costa 1778 moon snail
Neverita josephinia Risso 1826 moon snail
Natica taurina moon snail
"Natica dillwyni" = Tanea dillwyni Payraudeau 1826 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Tornidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
"Cypraeorbis fabagina" = Prozonarina fabagina
"Cypraeorbis fabagina" = Prozonarina fabagina Lamarck 1810 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
"Bufonaria marginata" = Aspa marginata
"Bufonaria marginata" = Aspa marginata Gmelin 1791 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Galeodea echinophora Linnaeus 1758 snail
"Semicassis miolaevigata" = Phalium (Semicassis) miolaevigata Sacco 1890 snail
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Vexillum cincta ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva ceppiensis olive snail
Olivella longispira olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Ancillariidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Phos citharella true whelk
Metula reticulata true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Gemmula spiralis, "Pleurotoma decorata" = Turris, "Pleurotoma obsoleta" = Turris, Nitidiclavus maitrejus
"Pleurotoma decorata" = Turris turrid
"Pleurotoma obsoleta" = Turris turrid
 Neogastropoda - Clavatulidae
Clavatula concatenata, Clavatula heros, Clavatula turriculata, "Turricula dimidiata" = Turricula, "Turricula kossuthii" = Turricula, "Turricula lamarcki" = Turricula, "Surcula bardini" = Turricula, "Surcula avia" = Turricula
"Turricula dimidiata" = Turricula snail
"Turricula kossuthii" = Turricula snail
"Turricula lamarcki" = Turricula snail
"Surcula bardini" = Turricula snail
"Surcula avia" = Turricula snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra neglecta auger snail
Terebra hoernesi auger snail
Terebra terebrina auger snail
"Terebra basteroti" = Strioterebrum basteroti Nyst 1843 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus puschi" = Plagioconus puschi Michelotti 1857 cone shell
Conus belus cone shell
Conus elongatus cone shell
Conus marii cone shell
Conus mercatii cone shell
Conus taurinensis cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
 Neogastropoda - Horaiclavidae
Haedropleura "sp. 1" Monterosato 1883 snail
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
"Pseudotoma striolata" = Genota (Pseudotoma) snail
"Pseudotoma precedens" = Genota (Pseudotoma) snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex citimus murex snail
Murex pustulatus murex snail
Typhis fistulosus Hörnes 1856 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Glabella excavata margin shell
Glabella longa margin shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae
Xenophora deshayesi Michelotti 1847 carrier shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Persististrombus bonellii Brongniart 1823 true conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Aporrhaidae
Aporrhais pespelecani Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ficidae
Ficus geometra fig shell
Ficus conditus Brongniart 1823 fig shell
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia compressa Basterot 1825 snail
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Bittium spina Partsch 1856 cerith snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella bicarinata Elchwald 1830 turret shell
"Turritella bellardii" = Turritella (Turritella) bellardii Mayer 1866 turret shell
Haustator vermicularis Brocchi 1814 turret shell
Protoma cathedralis Brongniart 1856 turret shell
 Trochoidea - Phasianellidae
Tricolia pullus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Paroxystele amedei Brogniart 1823 top snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae