F41, Le Mourrel, Lodève basin (Permian of France)

Where: Languedoc, France (43.6° N, 3.3° E: paleocoordinates 3.4° N, 20.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Merifrons Member (Salagou Formation), Kungurian (279.3 - 272.3 Ma)

• Between 10-70 m below the 800 marker bed. Upper part of Salagou Formation (Merifrons Member) is primarily Kungurian age, according to Michel et al. (2015), constrained by Artinskian radiometric ages in the underlying Octon Mb.

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified, brown, red claystone and siltstone

• Small ponds on a playa lake; Lodève Basin, half-graben
• Fossils found in rills or siltstone channels

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. Lapeyrie

• Repository: Musée Fleury, Lodève

Primary reference: A. Nel, G. Fleck, R. Garrouste, G. Gand, J. Lapeyrie, S. M. Bybee, and J. Prokop. 2009. Revision of Permo-Carboniferous griffenflies (Insecta: Odonatoptera: Meganisoptera) based upon new species and redescription of selected poorly known taxa from Eurasia. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 289(4-6):89-121 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 104990: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 12.02.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia - Permostridulidae
Permostridulus brongniarti Béthoux et al. 2003 winged insect
LdLAP 527ab
 Meganisoptera - Meganeuridae
Tupus gallicus n. sp. Nel et al. 2009 griffinfly
LdLAP 568
Permotupus ollieorum n. gen. n. sp. Nel et al. 2009 griffinfly
LdLAP 624A-B
Arctotypus intermedius n. sp. Nel et al. 2009 griffinfly
LdLAP 569, 392
Arctotypus merifonsensis n. sp. Nel et al. 2009 griffinfly
LdLAP 606A