Sant' Arsenio 2, SA assemblage (Cretaceous to of Italy)

Where: Italy (40.5° N, 15.5° E: paleocoordinates 24.9° N, 14.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Coniacian to Late/Upper Coniacian (89.3 - 83.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified floatstone and lithified grainstone

• The succession - 100 m thick - shows well bedded alternations of mollusc floatstones with bioclastic packstone-grainstones and subordinateley rudstones. Beds are tabular ranging in thickness from 10 cm to 150 cm.

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 138399: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 17.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Lapeirousella sp. Milovanovic 1938 rudist
 Hippuritida - Plagioptychidae
"Plagioptychus paradoxus" = Plagioptychus aguilloni
"Plagioptychus paradoxus" = Plagioptychus aguilloni d'Orbigny 1840 rudist