Cinisi: Early/Lower Pleistocene, Italy

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Thecostraca - Balanomorpha - Coronulidae
Coronula bifida Bronn 1831
see common names

Country:Italy State/province:Palermo
Coordinates: 38.2° North, 13.1° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:38.1° North, 13.0° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Early/Lower Pleistocene
Age range of interval:2.58000 - 0.77400 m.y. ago
Formation:Calcareniti e sabbie di Castellammare
Stratigraphic resolution:formation
Stratigraphy comments: The sediment embedding the whale barnacles is attributed to the calcareous nanno- plankton zone MNN 19a of RIO et al. (1990), that is, to the interval 1.93 - 1.71 Ma (according to BACKMAN et al., 2012).
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:coastal indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Database number:77592
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Modifier:M. Uhen Research group:vertebrate
Created:2008-01-15 16:31:35 Last modified:2018-07-09 16:24:23
Access level:the public Released:2008-01-15 16:31:35
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

60258. A. Collareta, G. Insacco, A. Reitano, R. Catanzariti, M. Bosselaers, M. Montes, and G. Bianucci. 2018. Fossil whale barnacles from the lower Pleistocene of Sicily shed light on the coeval Mediterranean cetacean fauna. Carnets de géologie 18(2):9-22 [M. Uhen/M. Nelson/M. Uhen]

Secondary references:

26222 N. Kohno and C. E. Ray. 2008. Pliocene walruses from the Yorktown Formation of Virginia and North Carolina, and a systematic revision of the North Atlantic Pliocene walruses. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14:39-80 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]