Bessima (Miocene of Italy)

Where: Sicily, Italy (37.6° N, 14.3° E: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 14.0° E)

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: W. Landini and E. Menesini. 1984. Messinian marine fish communities of the Mediterranean Sea. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali Serie A 91:279-290 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186578: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.06.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
Maurolicus muelleri Gmelin 1789 Mueller's pearlside
 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
Syngnathus albyi Sauvage 1870 pipefish
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros albyi Sauvage 1880
 Myctophiformes -
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Lampanyctus larteti lanternfish
Lampanyctus ecnomi Sauvage 1870 lanternfish
Lampanyctus licatae Sauvage 1870 lanternfish
 Aulopiformes - Paralepididae
 Alepisauriformes -
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Alosa elongata Agassiz 1842 hering
Alosa crassa Sauvage 1873 hering