Scontrone, near (Miocene of Italy)

Where: L'Aquila, Italy (41.8° N, 14.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 13.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Scontrone Member (Lithothamnion Limestone Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• lower Tortonian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; yellow limestone

• The vertebrate-bearing levels are represented by yellowish stratified limestone breccias. The breccia elements are millimetric to decimetric and yellowish; they float in a dark grey micritic matrix. The bones occur in the micritic mass and are never included in the breccia elements. The strata are some 10 cms thick, strike 340~and dip ESE about 25~ They overlie greyish to light brown stratified calcarenites and are overlain by a 10 to 15 cms thick layer of greyish limestones with ostreids and cerithids, which form the top of the local sequence.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Savorelli, F. Masini, P. P. A. Mazza, M. A. Rossi, and S. Agostini. 2017. New species of Deinogalerix (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla) from the late Miocene of Scontrone (Abruzzo, central Italy). Palaeontologia Electronica 20(1):16A-1-26 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 188761: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Jeankyong So on 17.09.2017, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
Uvigerina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
Ammonia sp. Bruennich 1772
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Bolivina sp. d'Orbigny 1839
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
Globigerinoides sp. Cushman 1927
Globigerina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
Globoquadrina sp. Finlay 1947
 Globigerinaceae - Globorotaliidae
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Deinogalerix samniticus n. sp. Savorelli et al. 2017 hedgehog
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Lutrini indet. Gray 1865 badger