Monte Grisa bioherms, Triest, Italy (Cretaceous of Italy)

Also known as Reef 1942

Where: Italy (45.7° N, 13.7° E: paleocoordinates 30.3° N, 15.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Trieste Karst Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• Keramosphaerina tergestina zone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified rudstone and lithified framestone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

• Monospecific rudist build-ups either dominated by Genus A or Katzeria

Primary reference: M. Caffau, C. Pirini Radrizzani, M. Plenicar and N. Pugliese. 1992. Rudist fauna and microfossils of the late Senonian (Monte Grisa area, Karst of Trieste, Italy). Geologica Romana 28:163-171 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34707: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 17.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cardiiformii -
"Hippuritoida indet." = Hippuritida
"Hippuritoida indet." = Hippuritida Newell 1965 rudist
Genus A
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Katzeria hercegovinaensis Sliskovic 1966 rudist