Viggiano 1, CE assemblage (Cretaceous of Italy)

Where: Salerno , Italy (40.4° N, 15.9° E: paleocoordinates 22.6° N, 14.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cenomanian (100.5 - 93.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified floatstone

• This outcrop is located in the eastern side of the Agri Valley, at the eastern side of the Agri Valley, at the easternmost part of the Mesozoic Apennine chain. Thickness of nearly 100 m.
• The Upper Cretaceous carbonate succession is mainly constituted of bioclastic and biointraclastic whitish limestone with a rich and well diversified fossil fauna typified by rudists, chondrodontids and nerineid gastropodes referable to the CE (Cenomanian) interval.

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 138409: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 17.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Hippuritida - Caprinidae