Case Nuove (Pliocene of Italy)

Where: Italy (43.5° N, 10.5° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 10.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: MPL5a other zone, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Archimedella bed

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; mudstone

• whale fall
• shelf mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. Dominici, E. Cioppi, S. Danise, U. Betocchi, G. Gallai, F. Tangocci, G. Valleri and S. Monechi. 2009. Mediterranean fossil whale falls and the adaptation of mollusks to extreme habitats. Geology 37(9):815-818 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190379: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Phocidae
Pliophoca etrusca Tavani 1941 seal
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet. Gray 1864 rorqual