Esino, near Perledo (Triassic of Italy)

Where: Italy (46.0° N, 9.3° E: paleocoordinates 8.0° N, 21.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Perledo Member (Perledo-Vaenna Formation), Ladinian (242.0 - 237.0 Ma)

• The precise age of these historical fossil collections from Perledo cannot be determined unequivocally today because precise stratigraphic and locality data are lacking. Tintori et al. (1985) noted that most of the historical fossil material appears to have been collected int he surroundings of the village of Perledo (i.e. in the upper part of the Calcare di Perledo, recognized as the Perledo Member of the Perledo-Vaenna Formation, of upper Ladinian age (Gaetani et al. 1992).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. Rieppel. 1998. The status of the sauropterygian reptile genera Ceresiosaurus, Lariosaurus, and Silvestrosaurus from the Middle Triassic of Europe. Fieldiana: Geology, new series 38:1-46 [R. Benson/R. Benson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138126: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 05.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae
"Eupodosaurus longobardicus" = Lariosaurus balsami
"Eupodosaurus longobardicus" = Lariosaurus balsami Curioni 1841 diapsid
isolated left foot (holotype)