Paleobiología del muelle de la Linterna (Portus, Roma)

  1. Carlos Marín 1
  2. Gabriel Gómez 1
  3. Francisco Ruiz 1
  4. Joaquín Rodríguez Vidal 1
  5. Paula Gómez 1
  6. Juan Manuel Campos 1
  7. Renato Sebastiani
  8. Javier Bermejo 1
  9. Fernando Muñiz 2
  10. María Luz González-Regalado 1
  11. Manuel Abad 3
  12. Tatiana Izquierdo 4
  1. 1 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Sevilla

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España


  3. 3 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  4. 4 Universidad de Acatama, Chile
Del Atlántico al Tirreno: puertos hispanos e itálicos
  1. Campos Carrasco, Juan M. (coord.)
  2. Bermejo Meléndez, Javier (coord.)

Publisher: L'Erma di Bretschneider

ISBN: 978-88-913-2130-5

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 635-653

Type: Book chapter


The paleobiological analysis of Six units located in La Linterna dock (port ofPortus, Italy) has allowed to know the evolution ofthe malacological associations that lived in their surroundings from the period previous to its construction (3rd century CE) until its time of abandonment (after the 5th century CE). In the stage prior to its construction, this sector was located in a mesolitoral area, inhabited by cockles and abundant gastropods (Setia sp., Myosotella myosotis, Peringia ulvae). In a first phase of development (first half ofthe fourth century CE), there is a notable decrease in the malacological record, with the almost total disappearance of bivalves and a notable decrease in the number of gastropods. In the next 100 years, there is a relative recovery of the malacofauna, which even exceeds the pre-Linterna stage in abundance during the phase of abandonment ofthe dock. In this last stage, the cockles also coIonize the external dock ofthe Linterna. This final stage would be similar to the aggravation and aging of a Mediterranean coastal lagoon.