Varennes near Lake Chambon (Pliocene of France)

Where: France (45.6° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 2.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• "Early Villafranchian"

Environment/lithology: crater lake; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Station Limnologique de Besse

Primary reference: L. Piton. 1935. Pseudo-névroptères et Névroptères des Cinérites tertiaires d'Auvergne. Annales de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 78:171-176 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113994: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 08.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Pentatomidae
Eurydema brevicollis2 Heer 1853 stink bug
No. 11
Pentatoma chambonensis n. sp.2 Piton 1935 stink bug
No. 12
 Coleoptera - Cleridae
Clerus piacentinii n. sp.1 Piton 1940 checkered beetle
Piton 1004/1005
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Callidium primordiale n. sp.2 Piton 1935 longhorned beetle
No. 4
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
"Donacia antiqua n. sp." = Donacia pitoni2, "Melasoma micropunctata n. sp." = Chrysomela micropunctata2
"Donacia antiqua n. sp." = Donacia pitoni2 Goecke 1959 leaf beetle
No. 6
"Melasoma micropunctata n. sp." = Chrysomela micropunctata2 Piton 1935 leaf beetle
No. 5
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Larinus pici n. sp.2
Larinus pici n. sp.2 Piton 1935 snout beetle
No. 7
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Melolonthites laterosinuatus n. sp.2 Piton 1935 scarab beetle
No. 3
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Nebria fossilis n. sp.2 Piton 1935 ground beetle
No. 2
Carabites sp.2 Heer 1852 ground beetle
No. 1
 Diptera - Anisopodidae
"Plecia lugubris" = Sylvicola lugubris2
"Plecia lugubris" = Sylvicola lugubris2 Heer 1849 wood gnat
No. 8
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Plecia vergnei n. sp.2 Piton 1935 love bug
No. 9
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Mycetophila pumiliformis n. sp.2 Piton 1935 fungus gnat
No. 10
 Odonata - Lestidae
"Lestes" arvernus n. sp. Piton 1935 spread-winged damselfly
No. 13