Zavattarello (Cretaceous to of Italy)

Where: Italy (44.9° N, 9.3° E: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 12.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Argille Varicolori Formation, Santonian to Santonian (86.3 - 72.1 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; green, red, silty, calcareous shale

• siltous and marly shales with red, violet or green bands, densely cripped and fissurated

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: calcarreous nannofossils collected around the bone were used for dating

Primary reference: S. Renesto. 1993. A Cretaceous plesiosaur remain (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Argille Varicolori of Varzi (Pavia, Lombardy, Northern Italy). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 99(1):101-106 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36448: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 29.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
Pliosauridae indet. Seeley 1874 plesiosaur
single humerus MPUM 6765