Menat (Clermont-Ferrand coll) (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

Primary reference: F. E. Zeuner. 1943. The fossil Acrididae (Orth. Salt. ) Part IV Acrididae incertae sedis and Addendum to Catantopinae. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Eleventh Series 11:359-383 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113750: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 04.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Orthoptera - Acrididae
Acrididae indet. Latreille 1802 short-horned grasshopper
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
"Lampra gautieri n. sp." = Lamprodila gautieri2
"Lampra gautieri n. sp." = Lamprodila gautieri2 Bruyant 1902 jewel beetle
1 Coll. Faculte des Sciences de Clermont-Ferrand
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Palaeosclerum pohli n. gen. n. sp.1
Palaeosclerum pohli n. gen. n. sp.1 Nabozhenko and Kirejtshuk 2017 darkling beetle