Cava Romana, Aurisina, Italy (Cretaceous of Italy)

Also known as Reef 3208

Where: Italy (45.7° N, 13.7° E: paleocoordinates 31.2° N, 15.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)

• Age based on rudist assemblage

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone and lithified floatstone

• 1.5 m thick rudist biostrome

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: D. Sanders. 2001. Burrow-mediated carbonate dissolution in rudist biostromes (Aurisina, Italy): implications for taphonomy in tropical, shallow subtidal carbonate environments. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 168(1-2):39-74 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34740: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 18.09.2003, edited by Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hippuritida - Hippuritidae
Vaccinites sp. Fischer 1887 rudist
several species
 Hippuritida - Radiolitidae
Biradiolites sp. d'Orbigny 1850 rudist
Biradiolites zucchii n. sp. Caffau and Plenicar 1990 rudist
Bournonia sp. Fischer 1887 rudist
Radiolites sp. Lamarck 1801 rudist
Katzeria sp. Sliskovic 1966 rudist
Rajka sp. rudist
Gorjanovicia sp. Polsak 1967 rudist
Porifera indet. Grant 1836
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816