Fur, Breiner collection (Eocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (56.9° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 52.4° N, 5.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fur Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• Earliest Early Eocene "An Early Eocene age of 54.04 ± 0.14 Ma has been determined for layer +19 and 54.52 ± 0.05 Ma for layer −17 by the Ar40–Ar39 method (Chambers et al. 2003). imprint situated very near a 5 cm thick ash-layer, probably ash-layer No. +28.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified diatomite and volcaniclastic

• The depositional environment was in the Palaeocene–Eocene precursor of the North Sea, which was an almost or entirely enclosed inland body, open to the Atlantic at least at times (Bonde 1997).
• "The Danish insects discussed here are from the marine Fur Formation, about 50-60 m of diatomite and tephra layers, which, with the Ølst Formation, constitute the Mo-clay in the northern Jutland region" Archibald & Makarkin, 2006

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Magne Breiner

Primary reference: S. Andersen. 2001. Silky lacewings (Neuroptera: Psychopsidae) from the Eocene-Paleocene transition of Denmark with a review of the fossil record and comments on phylogeny and zoogeography. Insect Systematics & Evolution 32:419-438 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113025: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 19.07.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Dictyopharidae
Limfjordia sp. Willmann 1977 planthopper
FMF 175
 Mecoptera - Cimbrophlebiidae
Cimbrophlebia bittaciformis n. gen. n. sp. Willmann 1977 hangingfly
FMF 801/77, 175
 Neuroptera - Polystoechotidae
Palaeopsychops latifasciatus Andersen 2001 giant lacewing
FMF 1169