G1626, Rometta (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (38.2° N, 15.4° E: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 15.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• Above a clear break in the section and characterized by synsedimentary slumping. Said to be late Pliocene (but before reassignment of Gelasian to the Pleistocene). Clayey sands and bioclastic calcarenites at the base. Di Stefano et al. (2007) discuss sections in the Rometta area, describing three unconformity-bound packages R1 Piacenzian, R2 latest Gelasian-Calabrian, and R3 late Calabrian-early Ionian). The description of the section agrees most with the R2 unit (containing slumps)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal ramp; lithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone

• Lithified based on outcrop photo in Di Stefano et al. (2007).

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 187497: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 31.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Dallinidae
Dallina septigera Loven 1846
 Terebratulida - Aulacothyropsidae
Fallax septatus Philippi 1844
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Gryphus sphenoideus Philippi 1844
 Terebratulida - Dyscoliidae
Ceramisia meneghiniana Seguenza 1865