Sant' Arsenio 3, CA assemblage (Cretaceous to of Italy)

Where: Italy (40.5° N, 15.5° E: paleocoordinates 25.8° N, 15.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Santonian to Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 70.6 Ma)

• Latest Santonian -early Campanian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified reef rocks and lithified grainstone

• The uppermost portion of the succession (70 m thick).
• Rudists are largely dominant and form biostromes that interfinger with bioclastic grainstone. Rudist-rich bodies up to 3 m thick

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 138400: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 17.01.2013, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
Hippurites colliciatus Woodward 1855 rudist
Vaccinites sulcatus Defrance 1821 rudist
Vaccinites vredenburgi Kuehn 1932 rudist
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
colonial corals