Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Taviani M., Remia A., Esu D., Sami M. Messinian Lago-Mare mollusc fauna from the Gorgona Island slope, Tyrrhenian Sea. In: Geobios, vol. 40 (3) pp. 351 - 358. Elsevier France-editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier, 2007.
"Late Miocene Lago-Mare macrofossiliferous sediments were recovered in the northeastern Tyrrhenian Sea by dredging the continental slope off Gorgona Island. Tuscan Archipelago. at 300-470 m depth. The fossil assemblage consists of a rich lymnocardiid bivalve fauna dominated by Pontalmyra ex gr. P. incerta (Deshayes), associated with Dreissena ex gr. D. rostriformis (Deshayes), Pontalmyra cf. partschi (Mayer), ""Limnocardium"" sp.. the gastropods Melanopsis narzolina (D'Archiac), Melanopsis sp. and cf. Saccoia sp. All bivalve taxa recognized at species level are of Paratethyan (Pontian) affinity and widespread in the Late Miocene of the Mediterranean Basin while M. narzolina has so far only recorded from the Mediterranean Basin. This finding represents the most diverse Lago-Mare macrofauna reported thus far from any submerged location in the Mediterranean Basin and documents that the post-evaporitic Cusercoli Formation contributes to the syn-rift neoautochthonous units of this sector of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. (C) 2007 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved."
DOI: 10.1016/j.geobios.2007.02.001
Subject Messinian
Tyrrhenian Sea

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