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First record of Cocculinella (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Cocculiniformia) from the Lower Pleistocene of Southern Italy with the description of two new species
Dell'Angelo, B.; Sosso, M.; Bonfitto, A. (2011). First record of Cocculinella (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Cocculiniformia) from the Lower Pleistocene of Southern Italy with the description of two new species. Geodiversitas 33(4): 739-746. dx.doi.org/10.5252/g2011n4a9
In: Geodiversitas. Publications Scientifiques Du Museum: Paris. ISSN 1280-9659, more
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Keywords
    Cocculinellidae Moskalev, 1971 [WoRMS]; Cocculiniformia [WoRMS]; Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Mollusca; Gastropoda; Cocculiniformia; Cocculinellidae; Pleistocene;Mediteranean basin; Italy; new species

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  • Dell'Angelo, B.
  • Sosso, M.
  • Bonfitto, A.

Abstract
    Cocculinella freti n. sp., from Archi and Valanidi (Reggio Calabria) and Cocculinela bertolasoi n. sp., from Valanidi (Reggio Calabria) and Capo Milazzo (Messina, Sicily), are described from three southern Italian Lower Pleistocene outcrops (bathyal assemblages). No species of the genus Cocculinella Thiele, 1909 is known from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, whereas three living species are known from the Indo-Pacific. Very little, mostly questionable information is known on fossil species of the genus. The present report is the first unequivocal fossil record of Cocculinella, allowing the stratigraphic and biogeographic range of the genus to be extended to the Lower Pleistocene of the Mediterranean.

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