Porti di Castro (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Apulia, Italy (40.0° N, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.0° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Calcareniti del Salento Formation, Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• The presence of Globorotalia truncatulinoides excelsa associated with Hyalinea baltica indicates a Sicilian age.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, shelly/skeletal packstone

• 50-90 m water depth
• Bioclastic clinoforms, composed of calcarenites with calcilutitic intervals. Lithified based on outcrop photo and description of compactness of the rock.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: E. Taddei Ruggiero and R. Taddei. 2006. I brachiopodi delle Calcareniti di Castro Marina (Lecce). Thalassia Salentina 29 suppl.:301-307 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187441: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Kraussinidae
Megerlia truncata Linnaeus 1767
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Terebratula scillae Segeunza 1871
Craniata
 Craniida - Craniidae
Novocrania anomala Muller 1776