Malga Tratte, Bombaso valley (Carboniferous of Italy)

Where: Italy (46.5° N, 13.3° E: paleocoordinates 11.7° S, 23.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Meledis Formation, Kasimovian (307.0 - 303.7 Ma)

• Based on lithological features, and according to the geological setting of the area, it is most likely that the specimen comes from the upper part of the Meledis Formation. The basal part of the Meledis Formation is early Kasimovian, on the basis of fusulinids (Davydov & Krainer, 1999).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic; lithified sandstone

• Fluvio-deltaic environment, indicated by channelized quartz-rich conglomerates and shoreface arenites

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale, Udine

Primary reference: J. C. Lamsdell, L. Simonetto, and P. A. Selden. 2013. First eurypterid from Italy: a new species of Adelophthalmus (Chelocerata: Eurypterida) from the upper Carboniferous of the Carnic Alps (Friuli, NE Italy). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 119:147-151 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184931: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Xiphosurida - Adelophthalmidae
Adelophthalmus piussii n. sp. Lamsdell et al. 2013 eurypterid