G1641, Punta Lazzi, Capo Milazzo (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (38.3° N, 15.2° E: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 15.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• Basal part of the unit. Said to be late Pliocene (but before reassignment of Gelasian to the Pleistocene). Gaetani & Sacca identify foraminifera of zone MPL 4 at 3-3.5 m above the base, which would be mid-Pliocene. However, they also identify planktonic foraminifera of that zone at the Punta Mazza section, which is dated as Gelasian (upper MPL 5 and 6) to Calabrian in more recent papers. According to Borghi et al., this 8 meter thick marl unit belongs to MPL 5 and 6.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: basinal (); lithified, yellow marl

• Bathyal marls infilling hollows in older (late Miocene) sediments.
• Lithified based on outcrop photo in Borghi et al. (2014).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Istituto di Geologie e di Paleontologia dell'Universita di Messina

Primary reference: M. Gaetani and D. Sacca. 1984. Brachiopodi batiali nel Pliocene e Pleistocene di Silicia e Calabria. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 90:407-458 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187485: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Kraussinidae
Megerlia truncata Linnaeus 1767
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina retusa Linnaeus 1758