San Pietro Al Tanagro, CE1 assemblage, upper part (Cretaceous to of Italy)

Where: Italy (40.5° N, 15.5° E: paleocoordinates 22.8° N, 14.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Cenomanian to Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified rudstone and lithified grainstone

• Upperpart of the succession (50 m thick).
• The organisation of the lithofacies consists of interbedded grain-supported sediments. At different levels skeletal grainstone - rudstone beds are characterized by erosive surfaces, grading and grain orientation. The fossil community changes with an increase of rudists which become dominant. They represent the main source of skeletal material that formed sandy bodies.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. Cestari and A. Laviano. 2012. Rudist facies distribution in the late Cretaceous of Cilento and western Basilicata (southern Italy). Revista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 118(2):277-294 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138397: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 16.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Hippuritida - Caprinidae
Sphaerucaprina sp. Gemmellaro 1865 rudist
 Hippuritida - Ichthyosarcolitidae
"Ichthyosarcolites bicarinatus" = Icthyosarcolites
"Ichthyosarcolites bicarinatus" = Icthyosarcolites rudist
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
? Eoradiolites sp. Douvillé 1909 rudist
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Soritidae