San Giovannino: Vallesian - Turolian, Italy

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758
bird of prey
Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Phasianidae
Palaeortyx volans Gohlich and Pavia 2008
Gohlich and Pavia 2008
Reptilia - Crocodilia
Crocodilia indet. Owen 1842
spelled with current rank as Crocodylia
Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sp. Kaup 1829
Freudenthal 1976
Microtia informal lineage 2
Freudenthal 1976 20 specimens
replaced by Mikrotia
Microtia informal lineage 3
Freudenthal 1976 10 specimens
replaced by Mikrotia
Microtia informal lineage 1
Freudenthal 1976 10 specimens
replaced by Mikrotia
Microtia magna n. gen., n. sp. Freudenthal 1976
Freudenthal 1976
Mammalia - Lagomorpha
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885
Freudenthal 1976
Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galericinae indet. Pomel 1848
Deinogalerix brevirostris n. sp. Butler 1980
Butler 1980 4 specimens
skull lacking premax with P4, maxillary fragment, M1, atlas
Deinogalerix koenigswaldi n. gen., n. sp. Freudenthal 1972
4 individuals
see common names

Country:Italy State/province:Foggia
Coordinates: 41.8° North, 15.4° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:41.5° North, 15.1° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Altitude:67 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
*Period:Late/Upper Tertiary - Late/Upper Tertiary *Epoch:Miocene - Miocene
*Local age/stage:Late/Upper Vallesian - Turolian
Key time interval:Vallesian - Turolian
Age range of interval:11.60800 - 5.33300 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: \"...the entire assemblage of fossiliferous Miocene fissure fillings found in Garrrgano to date, represents a series of some ten biozones which can be defined by the degree of evolutoin of the Muridae. This definistion will be set out in a forthcoming paper fy Messrs. J. Michaux and R. Geesink and [Freudenthal]. For the time being, however, I may state that the majority of specimens of Deinogalerix were recovered from localities which are assigned to the highest three or four biozones.\"
Lithology and environment
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: a fissure-filling in a limestone quarry
Environment:fissure fill
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Articulated whole bodies:some
Associated major elements:some
Disassociated major elements:some
Disassociated minor elements:some
Temporal resolution:time-averaged
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some macrofossils
Collection methods:bulk,surface (in situ),sieve,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:32931
Authorizer:J. Alroy, M. Pavia Enterer:E. Leckey, M. Pavia
Modifier:E. Leckey Research group:vertebrate
Collections that are a subset of this one:33295
Created:2003-07-21 11:41:43 Last modified:2003-08-25 14:02:08
Access level:the public Released:2003-07-21 11:41:43
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

8829. M. Freudenthal. 1972. Deinogalerix koenigswaldi nov. gen., nov. spec., a giant insctivore from the Neogene of Italy. Scripta Geologica 14:1-19 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]

Secondary references:

88285% 29660P. M. Butler. 1980. The giant erinaceid insectivore, Deinogalerix Freudenthal, from the Upper Miocene of Gargano, Italy. Scripta Geologica 57:1-72 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/L. van den Hoek Ostende]
8830 M. Freudenthal. 1976. Rodent stratigraphy of some Miocene fissure fillings in Gargano (prov. Foggia, Italy). Scripta Geologica 37:1-23 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]
57437 U. B. Gohlich and M. Pavia. 2008. A new species of Palaeortyx (Aves: Galliformes: Phasianidae) from the Neogene of Gargano, Italy. Oryctos 7:95-108 [M. Pavia/M. Pavia/M. Uhen]