Poggiardo limestone (Cretaceous of Italy)

Where: Apulien, Italy (40.0° N, 17.5° E: paleocoordinates 25.3° N, 16.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore ramp; lithified packstone

• The Poggiardo limestones are white, stratified, coarse biocalcarenites and biocalcirudutes with a packstone texture. The stratification is marked by rapid vertical changes in grain size, laminations or gradations.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,

Primary reference: N. Motchurova and E. T. Ruggiero. 2000. First occurence of the brachiopod family Erymnariidae Cooper in the upper Cretaceous of southern Italy. Palaeontology 43(1-3):173-197 [F. Fursich/F. Fursich/M. Manojlovic]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37828: authorized by Franz Fursich, entered by Franz Fursich on 25.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rhynchonellida - Erymnariidae
Costerymnaria apula Motchurova and Ruggiero 2000