Capo Mannu D4 (Pliocene of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (40.0° N, 8.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 7.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN16 mammal zone, D4 Member (Capo Mannu dune complex Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: dune; sandstone

• Dune unit

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Earth Sciences Department of University of Cagliari, G. Pecorini collection

Primary reference: L. Abbazzi, S. Carboni, M. Delfino, G. Gallai, L. Lecca and L. Rook. 2008. Fossil vertebrates (Mammalia and Reptilia) from Capo Mannu Formation (Late Pliocene, Sardinia, Italy), with description of a new Testudo (Chelonii, Testudinidae) species. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 114(1):119-132 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190856: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 19.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo pecorinii n. sp. Abbazzi et al. 2008 turtle
CL 102, nearly complete shell
Mammalia
 Ungulata - Suidae
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope