Torrente Meduna sample 11 (Miocene of Italy)

Also known as Venus-Conus community sample 11

Where: Pordenone, Italy (46.2° N, 12.8° E: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 12.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: San Martino Calcarenite Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Miocene Torento-Meduna sequence unconformably overlies the Eocene Clauzetto Flysch (Flysch di Clauzetto) and is composed of Preplans Sandstone, Zouf marl, Rugo Mizza Sandstone, San Martino Calcarenite, Torrente Meduna Siltstone, Maraldi Sandstone, Bier Puddingstone, and Montello Conglomerate. Thickness of the San Martino Calcarenite is approximately 170 m. Sample 11 is from the uppermost part of the San Martino Calcarenite.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; medium-grained, coarse, micaceous, brown, gray sandstone

• "Rich foraminiferal assemblages suggest a Langhian age".
• San Martino Calcarenite "consists of medium to coarse-grained, brown-gtrey, micaceous sandstone".

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• Based on single bulk samples, about 30 cubic centimetres each. Grain size data also provided.

Primary reference: M.P. Bernasconi and E. Robba. 1993. Molluscan palaeoecology and sedimentological features: an integrated appraoch from the Miocene Meduna section, northern Italy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 100:267-290 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37372: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• In enterers opinion the taxonomic list is representative of molluscan taxa, however no non-mollusca taxa are detailed. The reference states "Fossil content includes rare megafossils and rich formaniferal assemblages".
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Anadara diluvii" = Scapharca (Scapharca) diluvii
"Anadara diluvii" = Scapharca (Scapharca) diluvii Lamarck 1805 clam
Subspecies: Anadara diluvii pertransversa
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
Glans intermedia Brocchi 1814 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
"Psammobia affinis" = Gari (Psammobia)
"Psammobia affinis" = Gari (Psammobia) clam
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
Cuspidaria sp. Dall 1886 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Myrtea spinifera Montagu 1803 clam
Megaxinus ellipticus Borson 1825 clam
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Protobranchia - Yoldiidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Hinia cf. cocconii" = Nassarius (Hinia)
"Hinia cf. cocconii" = Nassarius (Hinia) snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus geometra fig shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella spirata turret shell
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
"Dentalium interruptum" = Antalis interruptum
"Dentalium interruptum" = Antalis interruptum Schröter 1854 tusk shell