Between the mid 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, several Austrian and German geologists such as Beyrich, Mojsisovics and Tornquist, studied the geology of the Recoaro area (NE Italy). They described important ammonoid faunas, the majority being collected from a stratigraphic unit known as the Nodosus Formation. Among these faunas are problematic species that have been the focus of long discussion both from a biostratigraphic and taxonomic point of view. Unfortunately, most of the historical material has been either destroyed or lost, and recent studies in the field provided only a few scarce specimens thus making taxonomic revision difficult. One of the unresolved issues is related to the possible occurrence of the ceratitids peculiar to the Upper Muschelkalk of the Central Europa (Germanic) Basin and the Sephardic Triassic province among the Alpine ammonoids. An unexpected discovery of an old ammonoid collection stored at the Museo Geologico e Paleontologico of Padova University (MGP-PD) permitted confirmation of the presence of a distinctive ammonoid species Alloceratites tornquisti (Philippi) within the Triassic Recoaro domain. Two other species of Alloceratites have also been found in the Val Gola section near Trento. These occurrences are significant taxonomically, biostratigraphically and in relation to Middle Triassic sequence stratigraphy.

Middle triassic ammonoid fauna from the recoaro and tretto areas (NE Italy) and its stratigraphic and paleobiogeographic evidence

Mietto P.;Rigo M.
2018

Abstract

Between the mid 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, several Austrian and German geologists such as Beyrich, Mojsisovics and Tornquist, studied the geology of the Recoaro area (NE Italy). They described important ammonoid faunas, the majority being collected from a stratigraphic unit known as the Nodosus Formation. Among these faunas are problematic species that have been the focus of long discussion both from a biostratigraphic and taxonomic point of view. Unfortunately, most of the historical material has been either destroyed or lost, and recent studies in the field provided only a few scarce specimens thus making taxonomic revision difficult. One of the unresolved issues is related to the possible occurrence of the ceratitids peculiar to the Upper Muschelkalk of the Central Europa (Germanic) Basin and the Sephardic Triassic province among the Alpine ammonoids. An unexpected discovery of an old ammonoid collection stored at the Museo Geologico e Paleontologico of Padova University (MGP-PD) permitted confirmation of the presence of a distinctive ammonoid species Alloceratites tornquisti (Philippi) within the Triassic Recoaro domain. Two other species of Alloceratites have also been found in the Val Gola section near Trento. These occurrences are significant taxonomically, biostratigraphically and in relation to Middle Triassic sequence stratigraphy.
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