Penisola Maddalena (Pleistocene of Italy)

Where: Sicily, Italy (37.0° N, 15.3° E: paleocoordinates 37.0° N, 15.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, calcareous sandstone

• poorly lithified, weakly stratified calcareous sandstones containing abundant bivalves (especially ostreids and pectinids), gastropods, brachiopods (terebratulids), and barnacles.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C.-H. Tsai, A. Collareta, E. M. G. Fitzgerald, F. G. Marx, N. Kohno, M. Bosselaers, G. Insacco, A. Reitano, R. Catanzariti, M. Oishi, and G. Bianucci. 2017. Northern pygmy right whales highlight Quaternary marine mammal interchange. Current Biology 27:R1037-R1059 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189318: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.10.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cirripedia -
Cirripedia indet. Rafinesque 1816 barnacle
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pectinidae indet. Wilkes 1810 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
cf. Caperea sp. Gray 1864 pygmy right whale
MSNC 4451