Also known as Calcari di Melissano layers 3 and 5
Where: Italy (40.1° N, 8.5° E: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 5.8° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Calcari di Melissano Formation, Campanian (83.6 - 72.1 Ma)
• latest Campanian, two layers grouped here, one about 25 cm thick, and situated about 10 cm below the upper layer which is about 50 cm thick.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shelly/skeletal, argillaceous limestone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: For all layers excavated, rock was dug to a depth of about 90 cm, on an excavation front of 5 m.
Primary reference: L. Sorbini. 1978. New fish bed localities of latest Campanian age (Leece, South Italy; a preliminary paper). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 5:607-608 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/M. Uhen]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 35332: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 01.12.2003
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