Célas, Gard (Museum Marseille collection) (Eocene of France)

Where: France (44.1° N, 4.2° E: paleocoordinates 42.8° N, 0.5° E)

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Age given as Sannoisien (= Late Eocene)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; marl

• Half-graben formed along a simple listric fault (Ales fault) responsible for the development of a hangingwall roll-over, and north-west divergence of syn-rift infill.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Museum Marseilles

Primary reference: N. Theobald. 1937. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Bulletin Mensuel (Mémoires) de la Société des Sciences de Nancy 1:1-473 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113709: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 04.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Lygaeidae
Lygaeus celasensis n. sp. Theobald 1937 milkweed bug
Marseiles Museum C45
 Hemiptera - Pentatomidae
Nezara latitesta n. sp. Theobald 1937 stink bug
Marseiles Museum C44
 Dicondylia -
Orthoptera indet. Olivier 1789 grasshopper
Nimes Museum Ni 60
 Orthoptera - Acrididae
Acridinae indet.2 Latreille 1802 slant-faced grasshopper
Marseiles Museum C9
Orthacanthacris lineata n. sp. Theobald 1937 short-horned grasshopper
Marseiles Museum C8, 11
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Acheta marioni n. sp. Theobald 1937 field cricket
Marseiles Museum C15, 14
 Orthoptera - Tettigoniidae
"Lithymnetes laurenti n. sp." = Lithymnetoides laurenti
"Lithymnetes laurenti n. sp." = Lithymnetoides laurenti Theobald 1937 katydid
Marseiles Museum C13
 Orthoptera -
Locustopsites gigantea n. sp. Theobald 1937 grasshopper
Marseiles Museum C10
 Hymenoptera - Pompilidae
Tenthredinites bifasciata, "Cryptochilus contentus n. sp." = Pepsinites contentus
Tenthredinites bifasciata Meunier 1915 spider wasp
Marseiles Museum C29
"Cryptochilus contentus n. sp." = Pepsinites contentus Theobald 1937 spider wasp
Marseiles Museum C56
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formica sp. Linnaeus 1758 ant
Marseiles Museum C36
Dolichoderus oviformis Theobald 1937 ant
Marseiles Museum C34, 33, 30
"Sima oligocenica n. sp." = Tetraponera oligocenica Theobald 1937 ant
Marseiles Museum C99
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
Tetralonia berlandi n. sp. Theobald 1937 bee
Marseiles Museum C31
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Anomalon afflictum n. sp. Theobald 1937 ichneumon wasp
Marseiles Museum C41
Pimpla sp. Fabricius 1804 ichneumon wasp
Marseiles Museum C40
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
Marseiles Museum C17
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Enochrus striatus n. sp. Theobald 1937 water scavenger beetle
Marseiles Museum C102
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Sitona margarum" = Protainophthalmus margarus Germar 1849 snout beetle
Marseiles Museum C19-21
Strophosomus marcelini n. sp. Theobald 1937 snout beetle
Nimes Museum Ni 59
Sciaphilus nigriscens n. sp. Theobald 1937 snout beetle
Nimes Museum Ni 57 Coll. Panthier
? Argoptochus incertus n. sp. Theobald 1937 snout beetle
Marseiles Museum C25
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
Corimalia cycloptera n. sp. Theobald 1937 weevil
Marseiles Museum C23
Apion sp. Herbst 1797 weevil
Marseiles Museum C24
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
"Aphodius incertus n. sp." = Aphodius theobaldi
"Aphodius incertus n. sp." = Aphodius theobaldi Krell 2000 scarab beetle
Marseiles Museum C28
 Coleoptera - Dytiscidae
Dytiscus sp. Linnaeus 1758 predaceous diving beetle
Marseiles Museum C18
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Harpalus oustaleti Meunier 1915 ground beetle
Marseiles Museum C16, Nimes Museum Ni 33
Scarites robustiventris n. sp. Theobald 1937 ground beetle
Marseiles Museum C43
 Diptera - Syrphidae
Syrphidae indet. Latreille 1802 hover fly
Marseiles Museum C78
 Diptera - Therevidae
Thereva marcelini n. sp. Theobald 1937 stiletto fly
Nimes Museum Ni 55
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Bibionidae indet., "Plecia graciliventris n. sp." = Penthetria graciliventris, "Bibio elongatipennis n. sp." = Penthetria elongatipennis, "Bibio macerata n. sp." = Penthetria elongatipennis, "Plecia cf. longa" = Penthetria longa, "Plecia longiventris" = Penthetria longiventris, "Plecia superba n. sp." = Penthetria longiventris, "Plecia varia" = Penthetria claripennis, "Plecia foersteri" = Plecia foersteri, "Plecia splendida n. sp." = Plecia foersteri, Plecia angustiventris n. sp., "Bibio celasensis n. sp." = Bibio celasensis, "Bibio tenuiapacalis n. sp." = Bibio celasensis
Bibionidae indet. Newman 1834 march fly
Marseiles Museum C17
"Plecia graciliventris n. sp." = Penthetria graciliventris Theobald 1937 march fly
Marseiles Museum C90
"Bibio elongatipennis n. sp." = Penthetria elongatipennis Theobald 1937 march fly
Marseiles Museum C71
"Bibio macerata n. sp." = Penthetria elongatipennis Theobald 1937 march fly
Marseiles Museum C57
"Plecia cf. longa" = Penthetria longa Heer 1849 march fly
Marseiles Museum C77, 76
"Plecia longiventris" = Penthetria longiventris Theobald 1937 march fly
Marseiles Museum C74
"Plecia superba n. sp." = Penthetria longiventris Theobald 1937 march fly
Marseiles Museum C72, 73, 10
"Plecia varia" = Penthetria claripennis Theobald 1937 march fly
Nimes Museum Ni 43
"Plecia foersteri" = Plecia foersteri Theobald 1937 love bug
Marseiles Museum C83-85, 93, 94
"Plecia splendida n. sp." = Plecia foersteri Theobald 1937 love bug
Marseiles Museum C80, 81, 88
Plecia angustiventris n. sp. Theobald 1937 love bug
Marseiles Museum C79, 86, 89, 66, 52, 35, 64
"Bibio celasensis n. sp." = Bibio celasensis Theobald 1937 march fly
Marseiles Museum C56, 54, 55, 58, 59, 61...
"Bibio tenuiapacalis n. sp." = Bibio celasensis Theobald 1937 march fly
Marseiles Museum C53, C51
 Diptera - Sciaridae
Sciara sp. Meigen 1803 dark-winged fungus gnat
Marseiles Museum C47
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula sp. Linnaeus 1758 crane fly
Marseiles Museum C50 isolated wing
Tipula marioni n. sp. Theobald 1937 crane fly
Marseiles Museum C48
Tipula indura n. sp. Theobald 1937 crane fly
Marseiles Museum C49
 Dicondylia -
Lepidoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 moth
Marseiles Museum C42
 Odonata - Lestidae
Lestes regina n. sp. Theobald 1937 spread-winged damselfly
Marseiles Museum C1-7 , Nimes Museum Ni 58
Arachnida
 Araneae -
"Lycosoides hersiliformis n. gen. n. sp." = Timeropus hersiliformis1
"Lycosoides hersiliformis n. gen. n. sp." = Timeropus hersiliformis1 Gourret 1887 spider