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Late Eocene brachiopods from the Euganean Hills (NE Italy)

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Five species belonging to five genera and an unidentified rhynchonellid have been recognised in a Late Eocene (Priabonian) brachiopod assemblage from Castelnuovo in the Euganean Hills, north-eastern Italy. One genus and two species are new, i. e. Venetocrania euganea gen. et sp. nov. and “Terebratulaitalica sp. nov. Orthothyris pectinoides (von Koenen 1894) is recorded for the first time from Italy. The other species are Terebratulina sp. cf. T. tenuistriata (Leymerie 1846) and Lacazella mediterranea (Risso 1826), both already known from the Italian Eocene.

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Viene descritta un’associazione di brachiopodi del Priaboniano superiore raccolta entro marne contenenti lave a cuscini di composizione basaltica affioranti nei dintorni di Castelnuovo nei Colli Euganei, in provincia di Padova (Italia NE). Essa è costituita da cinque specie appartenenti ad altrettanti generi e da un rhynchonellide non identificato. Un genere e due specie, Venetocrania euganea gen. nov., sp. nov. e “Terebratulaitalica sp. nov., sono di nuova istituzione. Una specie, Orthothyris pectinoides (von Koenen 1894), viene trovata per la prima volta in Italia, mentre le altre due specie, Terebratulina sp. cf. T. tenuistriata (Leymerie 1846) e Lacazella mediterranea (Risso 1826), erano già state segnalate nell’Eocene italiano.

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Correspondence to Maria Aleksandra Bitner.

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Manuscript received February 25, 2004 Revision accepted February 17, 2005

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Bitner, M.A., Dieni, I. Late Eocene brachiopods from the Euganean Hills (NE Italy). Eclogae geol. Helv. 98, 103–111 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00015-005-1145-x

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Key words.

  • Brachiopoda
  • new taxa
  • Upper Eocene (Priabonian)
  • Euganean Hills
  • Italy

Parole chiave.

  • Brachiopodi
  • nuovi taxa
  • Eocene superiore (Priaboniano)
  • Colli Euganei
  • Italia