Cetona, Provinz Siena, Coralline algal rudstone (Pliocene of Italy)

Where: Provinz Siena, Italy (42.9° N, 11.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.4° N, 11.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calcare Massiccio Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Early Mid-Pliocene in paper, Middle Pliocene in title

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified rudstone

• Calcare Massiccio, Coralline algal rudstone

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: A. Checconi, D. Bassi, L. Passeri and R. Rettori. 2007. Coralline red algal assemblage from the Middle Pliocene shallow-water temperate carbonates of the Monte Cetona (Northern Apennines, Italy). Facies (53)57-66 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138092: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 04.01.2013, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Haplophragmiina
 Lituolacea - Lituolidae
Rotaliina
 Acervulinacea - Acervulinidae
Sphaerogypsina sp. Galloway 1933
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
 Asterigerinacea - Asterigerinidae
Asterigerina sp. d'Orbigny 1839
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanidae indet. Leach 1817 barnacle
Polychaeta
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora caespitosa Linne 1767 stony coral
small colonies
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae