Chojabaru-zaki, Iki Island (Miocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (33.8° N, 129.8° E: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 127.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chojabaru Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified diatomite

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Primary reference: I. Fujiyama. 1970. Fossil insects from the Chojabaru Formation, Iki Island, Japan. Memoires of the Natural Science Museum, Tokyo 3:65-74 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 103101: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.01.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Orthoptera -
? Terpandrus ikiensis n. sp. Fujiyama 1970 grasshopper
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma) avita n. sp." = Paraphaenogaster avita
"Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma) avita n. sp." = Paraphaenogaster avita Fujiyama 1970 ant
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
Apis lithohermaea n. sp. Engel 2006 honey bee
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Plecia kanetakii n. sp. Fujiyama 1970 love bug
? Bibio sp. Geoffroy 1762 march fly
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Mycetophilidae indet. Newman 1835 fungus gnat