Gallina, level 2 (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (38.1° N, 15.7° E: paleocoordinates 38.0° N, 15.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• The species Hyalinea baltica is present, whereas Globorotalia truncatulinoides is absent, indicating a Early Calabrian age.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal sandstone

• The relative abundance of planktonic foraminifers (as compared to benthic taxa) is 36%. According to Wright (1978) this figure points to a circalittoral environment (some 200 m in depth).
• Siliciclastic-carbonate sands, of which the pelitic content increases upward. Poorly lithified based on sampling methods and fossil preservation.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra dell'Università di Napoli Federico II

Primary reference: E. Taddei Ruggiero and P. Raia. 2010. Bioerosion structures and their distribution on shells of the Lower Pleistocene terebratulid brachiopod Gryphus minor. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293:157-166 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187734: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Kraussinidae
Megerlia truncata Linnaeus 1767
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Gryphus minor Philippi 1836
Terebratula scillae Segeunza 1871
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina retusa Linnaeus 1758
Craniata
 Craniida - Craniidae
Novocrania anomala Muller 1776