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Lampadena ionica: a new teleost from the Mediterranean Pleistocene
Girone, A.; Nolf, D. (2002). Lampadena ionica: a new teleost from the Mediterranean Pleistocene. Riv. ital. paleontol. stratigr. (Testo stamp.) 108(3): 493-499
In: Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. Università degli Studi di Milano: Milano. ISSN 0035-6883, more
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Keywords
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    Lampadena; Pleistocene; Southern Italy

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  • Girone, A.
  • Nolf, D., more

Abstract
    The new species Lampadena ionica (Myctophidae, Teleostei) is described from lower and middle Pleistocene deposits of southern Italy. In particular, L. ionica is known from the "large Gephyrocapsa" up to the Pseudoemiliania lacunosa biozone. Apparently, the species became extinct before the end of the Pleistocene. Although the genus Lampadena lives only outside the Mediterranean today, it is known from the Mediterranean realm since the early Miocene. L. ionica seems to be the only species of the genus Lampadena existing in the Pleistocene deposits of the Mediterranean area.
    The new species has been found only associated with benthic faunas (invertebrate and vertebrate) indicating an bathyal environment deeper than 500m.

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