Viggiano 3, pelagic beds (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)

• Conformably overlying an early Cenomanian rudist association

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified, muddy limestone

• 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.
• In the upper part of the succession some pelagic beds with muddy limestone with planctonic organisms indicate a pelagic influx.

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 138427: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 18.01.2013, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

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Taxonomic list

 Globigerinina - Rotaliporidae
Bivalvia
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
? Eoradiolites sp. Douvillé 1909 rudist
elongate specimens,