FIGURE 1. Location of the study area and Geological setting of the Apulian swell (after Savini and Corselli, 2010, modified).

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FIGURE 2. Scheme of facies distribution in the Coral mounds (FC=Framework Coral; CR=Coral Rubble; SC=Solitary Corals; GI=Gryphus and Isidella elongata; MM=Mollusc Mud; FM=Foraminifer Mud; see also Table 1; after Rosso et al., 2010, modified).

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FIGURE 3. Ostracod distribution per samples.

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FIGURE 4. Species distribution in dead assemblages “f”, dead assemblages “w”, and biocoenoses, per sample.

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FIGURE 5. Specimens and species abundance per facies. (FC=Framework Coral; CR=Coral Rubble; SC/HG=Solitary Coral; GI=Gryphus and Isidella; MM=Mollusc Mud; FM=Foraminifer Mud; see also Table 1)

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FIGURE 6. 1, Bairdoppilata conformis (Terquem, 1878). PMC. O FS 16. RV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 500 µm); 2, Bythocypris obtusata (Sars, 1866). PMC. O FS 17. LV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 500 µm); 3, Anchistrocheles tenera (Breman, 1975). PMC. O FS 18. LV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 200 µm); 4, Macropyxis adriatica (Breman, 1975). PMC. O FS 19. LV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 500 µm); 5, Argilloecia acuminata Müller, 1894. PMC. O FS 20. RV, internal lateral view (scale bar equals 100 µm); 6, Krithe monosteracensis (Seguenza, 1880). PMC. O FS 21. RV, internal lateral view (trasparency, scale bar equals 250 µm); 7, Echinocythereis echinata Sars, 1866. PMC. O FS 22. RV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 500 µm); 8, Henryhowella ex H. hirta (Costa, 1853) group. PMC. O FS 23. LV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 200 µm); 9, Bathycythere vanstraateni Sissingh, 1971. PMC. O FS 24. RV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 200 µm); 10, Cytheropteron hadriaricum Bonaduce et al., 1975. PMC. O FS 25. RV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 100 µm); 11, Cytheropteron testudo Sars, 1869. PMC. O FS 26. RV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 200 µm); 12, Pseudocythere caudata Sars, 1866. PMC. O FS 27. LV, external lateral view (scale bar equals 200 µm); 13, Monoceratina mediterranea Sissingh, 1971. PMC. O FS 28. RV, external lateral view (scale equals bar 200 µm); 14, Paradoxostoma simile Müller, 1894. PMC. O FS 29. LV, internal lateral view (trasparency, scale bar equals 200 µm). (PMC. O FS 16-29 = Paleontological Museum Catania. Ostracoda Figured Specimens number 16 to 29. RV = right valve; LV = left valve).

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