Pirro limestone quarry, Apricena (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (41.8° N, 15.4° E: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 15.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calcari a Briozoi Formation, Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• Brachiopods presumably from the Calcari a Briozoi Formation or overlying Serracapriola Formation (both contain brachiopods according to Bertok et al., 2013). Globorotalia inflata allows the Calcari a Briozoi fossil assemblage to be referred to the subzone MP16 of Sprovieri (1992) corresponding to the Gelasian Stage. The Serracapriola Formation is not older than Gelasian but may be Early Pleistocene (Calabrian).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal packstone

• "localized cementation" according to Bertok et al., 2013

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A.W. Janssen in 1988

Collection methods: bulk

• Repository: Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Primary reference: A. Dulai. 2016. Sporadic Pliocene and Pleistocene brachiopods in Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, the Netherlands): records from the Mediterranean, and the North Sea Basin. Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica 33:65-98 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187605: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Terebratula ampulla Brocchi 1814
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina retusa Linnaeus 1758