Pietraroia (Pironon Collection) (Miocene to of Italy)

Also known as Pietraroja

Where: Benevento, Italy (41.3° N, 14.5° E: paleocoordinates 40.8° N, 14.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Langhian to Langhian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; grainstone

• This level, in which the turtle remains were collected, and of which the thickness can reach two meters (a measurement never given in the consulted publications), presents itself in the form of a “grainstone” calcarenite.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: F. de Broin and B. Pironon. 1980. Découverte d’une tortue dermochélyidée dans le Miocène d’Italie centro-méridionale (Matese oriental), Province de Benevento. Rivista Italiana Paleontologica 86(3):589-604 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190853: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Psephophorus polygonus von Meyer 1847 leatherback
Fragments of a carapace reassembled on a limestone block (Pl. 59), coll. Pironon