Gerofit Locality (Cretaceous of Israel)

Where: Israel (30.0° N, 35.1° E: paleocoordinates 10.5° N, 28.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ora Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• Upper part of formation

Environment/lithology: paralic; lithified shale

• Mangrove Swamp

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by V.A. Krassilov, A.P. Rasnitsyn in 2003-2007; reposited in the PIN

Primary reference: L. N. Anisyutkin, V. G. Grachev, A. G. Ponomarenko, A. P. Rasnitsyn, and P. Vrsansky. 2008. Fossil insects in the Cretaceous Mangrove Facies of Southern Negev, Israel. In V. Krassilov, A. P. Rasnitsyn (eds.), Plant-Arthropod interactions in the early angiosperm history: evidence from the Cretaceous of Israel 190-229 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/R. Day]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 103446: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 28.01.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Cicadellidae
Ledrinae indet. Fairmaire 1855 leafhopper
 Blattodea - Mesoblattinidae
Turoniblatta israelica n. gen. n. sp.2
Turoniblatta israelica n. gen. n. sp.2 Vrsansky 2004 cockroach
HU 38332
 Blattodea - Corydiidae
Ergaula atica n. sp., Netherea haatika n. gen. n. sp.
Ergaula atica n. sp. Vrsansky and Anisyutkin 2008 cockroach
Netherea haatika n. gen. n. sp. Vrsansky and Anisyutkin 2008 cockroach
 Blattodea -
Pseudoplecta krassilovi n. gen. n. sp., Nehevblattella grofitica n. gen. n. sp.2
Pseudoplecta krassilovi n. gen. n. sp. Vrsansky and Anisyutkin 2008 cockroach
Nehevblattella grofitica n. gen. n. sp.2 Vrsansky 2004 cockroach
HU 38333
 Blattodea - Blaberidae
Paratropes fossilis n. sp. Vrsansky and Anisyutkin 2008 giant cockroach
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Georissites negev n. gen. n. sp.
Georissites negev n. gen. n. sp. Ponomarenko 2008 water scavenger beetle
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Echinocnemus gerofiticus n. sp. Grachev 2008 snout beetle
 Coleoptera -
Memptus sp. Handlirsch 1906 beetle
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Carabidae indet. Latreille 1802 ground beetle
 Neuroptera - Myrmeleontoidae
Samsonileon fragmentatus n. gen. n. sp.1
Samsonileon fragmentatus n. gen. n. sp.1 Ponomarenko 1997 lacewing