Menat (Piton collection) (Paleocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (46.1° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Menat Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: crater lake; diatomite

• Volcanic Paleolake (maar) deposit
• spongo-diatomitic

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Piton; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: L. Piton. 1940. Paléontologie du Gisement Éocéne de Menat (Puy-de-Dôme) (Flore et Faune) 1-303 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113685: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 04.08.2011, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera -
Lithopsis lineatus n. sp. Piton 1940 true bug
Coll. Piton 432
Lithopsis punctinervis n. sp. Piton 1940 true bug
Coll. Piton 585
 Hemiptera - Cicadidae
Rihana beauchampi n. sp. Piton 1940 cicada
Coll. Piton 904
 Hemiptera - Tettigarctidae
Meuniera haupti n. sp.4 Piton 1936 hairy cicada
Coll. Piton 49 (MNHN-IPM-R0790)
 Hemiptera - Cicadellidae
Bythoscopus pulcher n. sp. Piton 1940 leafhopper
Coll. Piton 863
Tettigonella chazei n. sp. Piton 1940 leafhopper
Coll. Piton 837
 Hemiptera - Aphrophoridae
Aphrophora maculata n. sp.4 Piton 1936 spittle bug
Coll. Piton 50
 Hemiptera - Ricaniidae
Hammapteryx eocenicus n. sp. Piton 1940 planthopper
Coll. Piton 88, 105
 Hemiptera - Tessaratomidae
Pycanum vanvollenhoveni n. sp. Piton 1940 giant shield bug
Coll. Piton 648, 649
Pycanum griseum n. sp. Piton 1940 giant shield bug
Coll. Piton 69
 Hemiptera - Plataspidae
Coptosoma eocenica n. sp. Piton 1940 true bug
Coll. Piton 335, 336
 Hemiptera - Scutelleridae
Teleocydnus auriculatus n. sp. Piton 1940 metallic shield bug
Coll. Piton 333
 Hemiptera - Pentatomidae
Asopus puncticollis n. sp. Piton 1940 stink bug
Coll. Piton 155
Deryeuma primordialis n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 stink bug
Coll. Piton 118, 119
Doryderes laticollis n. sp. Piton 1940 stink bug
Coll. Piton 169
 Dicondylia -
Dictyophara scudderi n. sp. Piton 1940 winged insect
Coll. Piton 925
 Blattodea - Blattidae
Zeunera superba n. sp. Piton 1940 cockroach
Coll. Piton 115, 116
Zeunera madeleinae n. sp. Piton 1936 cockroach
Coll. Piton 52
Prostylopyga gigantea n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 cockroach
Coll. Piton 704
Eoplaneta desforesti Piton and Théobald 1937 cockroach
Coll. Piton 223
Periplaneta houlberti n. sp. Piton 1940 cockroach
Coll. Piton 243, 244
Protectobia primordialis n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 cockroach
Coll. Piton 802
 Blattodea - Kalotermitidae
Neotermes grassei n. sp. Piton 1940 termite
MNHN IPM-R.54380 (Coll. Piton 807)
 Blattodea - Blaberidae
Gyna obesa n. sp.
Gyna obesa n. sp. Piton 1940 giant cockroach
Coll. Piton 979
 Blattodea - Ectobiidae
Chopardia spinipes n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 cockroach
Coll. Piton 751
Ectobia arverniensis n. sp. Piton 1940 croton bug
Coll. Piton 808
Ectobia menatensis n. sp. Piton 1940 croton bug
Coll. Piton 750
 Mantodea - Mantidae
Prochaeradodis enigmaticus n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 praying mantis
Coll. Piton 230
 Mantodea - Chaeteessidae
Archaeophlebia enigmatica n. gen. n. sp., Arvernineura insignis n. gen. n. sp.
Archaeophlebia enigmatica n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 mantis
Coll. Piton 640, 641
Arvernineura insignis n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 mantis
Coll. Piton 715
 Orthoptera -
Eremobiites sp. Piton 1940 grasshopper
Coll. Piton 36
 Orthoptera - Acrididae
Oedipoda indet. Latreille 1829 band-winged grasshopper
Coll. Piton 226
Orthacanthacris incertus n. sp. Piton 1940 spur-throated grasshopper
Coll. Piton 18
Ochrilidia lineata n. sp. Piton 1940 slant-faced grasshopper
Coll. Piton 161
Menatacridium eocenicum n. sp. Piton 1936 short-horned grasshopper
Coll. Piton 51
 Orthoptera - Tettigoniidae
Protempusa incerta n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 katydid
Coll. Piton 718, 719
Conocephalus martyi n. sp. Piton 1940 lesser meadow katydid
Coll. Piton 225
Prophasgonura lineatocollis n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 katydid
Coll. Piton 148
 Hymenoptera - Mutillidae
Myrmosa brunnea n. sp. Piton 1940 velvet ant
Coll. Piton 185
 Hymenoptera - Vespidae
Polistes vergnei n. sp. Piton 1940 wasp
Coll. Piton 409
Eumenes projaponica n. sp. Piton 1940 potter wasp
Coll. Piton 532
Ancistrocerus berlandi n. sp. Piton 1940 potter wasp
Coll. Piton 340
Ancistrocerus eocenicus n. sp. Piton 1940 potter wasp
Coll. Piton 936
Odynerus manevali n. sp. Piton 1940 potter wasp
Coll. Piton 417, 418, 419
"Rygchium andrei n. sp." = Rhynchium andrei Piton 1940 potter wasp
Coll. Piton 851
 Hymenoptera - Tiphiidae
Myzine madeleinae n. sp. Piton 1940 wasp
Coll. Piton 705
 Hymenoptera - Megachilidae
Probombus hirsutus n. gen. n. sp.
Probombus hirsutus n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 mason bee
Coll. Piton 628
 Hymenoptera - Crabronidae
Gorytes statzi n. sp. Piton 1940 apoid wasp
Coll. Piton 314
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Phaenolobus arvernus n. sp. Piton 1940 ichneumon wasp
Coll. Piton 663
 Hymenoptera - Siricidae
"Eosirex ligniticus n. gen. n. sp." = Urocerus ligniticus
"Eosirex ligniticus n. gen. n. sp." = Urocerus ligniticus Piton 1940 horntail
Coll. Piton 743( MNHN IPM-R07004, IPM-B47308)
 Hymenoptera - Tenthredinidae
Tenthredo primordialis n. sp. Piton 1940 wood wasp
Coll. Piton 268
 Hymenoptera - Argidae
Manevalia pachyliformis n. gen. n. sp.
Manevalia pachyliformis n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 argid sawfly
Coll. Piton 306, 307
 Coleoptera -
Euchroma arvernica n. sp. Piton 1940 beetle
Coll. Piton 27
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
Anthaxia ventricosa n. sp., "Anthaxia biimpressa n. sp." = Anthaxia eocenica, Eurythyrea micropunctata n. sp., "Ancylochira octomaculata n. sp." = Buprestis octomaculata, Ancylochira metallica n. sp., "Eurythyrea viridis n. sp." = Buprestis viridis, Buprestites lineatocollis n. sp., Psiloptera vermiculata n. sp., "Lampra gautieri" = Lamprodila gautieri, "Psiloptera (Lampetis) aurostriata" = Lamprodila gautieri, Polybothris primordialis n. sp., Iridotaenia hovassei n. sp., Ancylochira striatopunctata n. sp., Ancylochira pinguis n. sp., Ancylochira violaceocyanescens n. sp., Chrysochroa punctata n. sp., Stigmodera unicolor n. sp.
Anthaxia ventricosa n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 270
"Anthaxia biimpressa n. sp." = Anthaxia eocenica Bílý 1996 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 926
Eurythyrea micropunctata n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 450
"Ancylochira octomaculata n. sp." = Buprestis octomaculata Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 85, 86
Ancylochira metallica n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 347, 348
"Eurythyrea viridis n. sp." = Buprestis viridis Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 840
Buprestites lineatocollis n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 112
Psiloptera vermiculata n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 381
"Lampra gautieri" = Lamprodila gautieri Bruyant 1902 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 11
"Psiloptera (Lampetis) aurostriata" = Lamprodila gautieri Bruyant 1902 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 400, 401
Polybothris primordialis n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 606
Iridotaenia hovassei n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 818
Ancylochira striatopunctata n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 625
Ancylochira pinguis n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 412
Ancylochira violaceocyanescens n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 720, 721
Chrysochroa punctata n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 814
Stigmodera unicolor n. sp. Piton 1940 jewel beetle
Coll. Piton 284, 285
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Semiotus menatensis n. sp. Piton 1940 click beetle
Coll. Piton 943
Adelocera jungi n. sp. Piton 1940 click beetle
Coll. Piton 76
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Oxyporus impressus n. sp. Piton 1940 rove beetle
Coll. Piton 940
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Ancylochira oligostriata Piton and Théobald 1937 darkling beetle
Coll. Piton 589
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Monohammus orientalis n. sp. Piton 1940 longhorned beetle
Coll. Piton 771
Prionus sinuatus n. sp. Piton 1940 longhorned beetle
Coll. Piton 260
Palaeoncoderes eocenicus Piton and Théobald 1937 longhorned beetle
Coll. Piton 12, 57
Palaeoncoderes piacentinii n. sp. Piton 1940 longhorned beetle
Coll. Piton 525
Prolamioides brunneus n. sp. Piton 1940 longhorned beetle
Coll. Piton 162
Megopis lineolatus n. sp. Piton 1940 longhorned beetle
Coll. Piton 177
Chlorida magnifica n. sp. Piton 1940 longhorned beetle
Coll. Piton 610, 611
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
"Clythrina eocenica n. gen. n. sp." = Clytrina eocenica, Cryptocephalus minusculus n. sp., "Haltica dryophyllorum n. sp." = Altica dryophyllorum
"Clythrina eocenica n. gen. n. sp." = Clytrina eocenica Piton 1940 leaf beetle
Coll. Piton 843
Cryptocephalus minusculus n. sp. Piton 1940 leaf beetle
Coll. Piton 980
"Haltica dryophyllorum n. sp." = Altica dryophyllorum Piton 1940 flea beetle
Coll. Piton 447
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Balaninus elegans n. sp." = Menatorhis elegans Piton 1940 snout beetle
Coll. Piton 730
Centrinus longipes n. sp. Piton 1940 snout beetle
Coll. Piton 927
Lixus ligniticus n. sp. Piton 1940 snout beetle
Coll. Piton 254
Rhysosternum punctatolineatum n. sp. Piton 1940 snout beetle
Coll. Piton 46
Hipporhinus ventricosus n. sp. Piton 1940 snout beetle
Coll. Piton 312
 Coleoptera - Attelabidae
Phytonomus punctatus n. sp. Piton 1940 leaf rolling weevil
Coll. Piton 805
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
Apion sp. Herbst 1797 weevil
Coll. Piton 499
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Aphodius charauxi n. sp. Piton 1940 scarab beetle
Coll. Piton 250
 Coleoptera - Geotrupidae
Bolboceras inermis n. sp. Piton 1940 dor beetle
Coll. Piton 247
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Bembidium cyaneomicans n. sp. Piton 1940 ground beetle
Coll. Piton 28
Harpalus lheritieri n. sp. Piton 1940 ground beetle
Coll. Piton 75
Agonum antiquum n. sp. Piton 1940 ground beetle
Coll. Piton 150
 Coleoptera - Gyrinidae
"Dineutes giganteus n. sp." = Gyretes giganteus
"Dineutes giganteus n. sp." = Gyretes giganteus Piton 1940 whirligig beetle
Coll. Piton 141, 143
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
"Zonabris immaculatus n. sp." = Mesocupes (Cainomerga) immaculatus
"Zonabris immaculatus n. sp." = Mesocupes (Cainomerga) immaculatus Piton 1940 reticulated beetle
Coll. Piton 650
 Coleoptera -
Acmaeodera perreaui n. sp. Piton 1940 beetle
Coll. Piton 575
 Diptera - Tabanidae
Chrysops seguyi n. sp. Piton 1940 deer fly
Coll. Piton 541
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Bibio sp. Geoffroy 1762 march fly
 Diptera - Limoniidae
"Limnobia theobaldi n. sp." = Limonia theobaldi
"Limnobia theobaldi n. sp." = Limonia theobaldi Piton 1940 crane fly
Coll. Piton 325
 Lepidoptera - Hepialidae
Prohepialus incertus n. gen. n. sp.
Prohepialus incertus n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 moth
Coll. Piton 426
 Trichoptera - Phryganeidae
Phryganea nigripennis n. sp. Piton 1940 large caddisfly
Coll. Piton 218,219
 Trichoptera - Leptoceridae
Prodontocerum ligniticum n. gen. n. sp.
Prodontocerum ligniticum n. gen. n. sp. Piton 1940 long-horned caddisfly
Coll. Piton 227, 228
 Odonata - Lestidae
"Lestes" zalesskyi n. sp.3 Piton 1940 spread-winged damselfly
Coll. Piton 190
 Odonata - Aeshnidae
Aeshna sp.2 Fabricius 1775 hawker dragonfly
Coll. Piton 193
Reptilia
 Choristodera -
Lazarussuchus sp.1 Hecht 1992 choristodere
BDL 1819 - comprises a skull and postcranial skeleton in articulation, preserved as part and counterpart