Geiseltal (GPIUH collection) (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.3° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• The coallayer is at the border of Cusien to Lutetian

•Franzen & Haubold 1986: lower Middle Eocene

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; lignite and shale

• Geiseltal comes from a swampy environment. Subsidence caused by dissolution of underlying salts and anhydrite ("volcanic basin" is the closest tectonic setting category).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: bulk,

• Repository: Geological-Paläontological Museum of the University of Hamburg (GPIUH)

Primary reference: H. Haupt. 1956. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der eozänen Arthopodenfauna des Geiseltales. Nova Acta Leopoldina 18(128):1-89 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114060: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 09.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Ricaniidae
Eoperlites paradoxus n. gen. n. sp., Eobladina antiqua n. gen. n. sp., "Eoricania reticulata n. gen. n. sp." = Neoricania reticulata
Eoperlites paradoxus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 planthopper
G 55/24
Eobladina antiqua n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 planthopper
G 55/5
"Eoricania reticulata n. gen. n. sp." = Neoricania reticulata Haupt 1956 planthopper
G 55/3, 4
 Hemiptera - Issidae
Issites glaber n. gen. n. sp.
Issites glaber n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 planthopper
Holotype was destroyed while waiting to dry
 Hemiptera - Flatidae
Giselia scalaris n. sp., Giselia multifurcata n. gen. n. sp.
Giselia scalaris n. sp. Haupt 1956 planthopper
G 55/7
Giselia multifurcata n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 planthopper
G 55/6
 Dicondylia -
Architermes simplex n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 winged insect
G 55/19
Blattodea indet. Latreille 1810 cockroach
G 55/13, 14, 15 identifiable fragments and possible egg sac
 Blattodea -
Parallelophora acuta n. sp., Parallelophora anomala n. gen. n. sp., Eotermes multivenosus n. gen. n. sp.
Parallelophora acuta n. sp. Haupt 1956 cockroach
G 55/10
Parallelophora anomala n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 cockroach
G 55/9
Eotermes multivenosus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 cockroach
G 55/17
 Blattodea - Ectobiidae
Isoplates longipennis n. gen. n. sp., Telmablatta impar n. gen. n. sp.
Isoplates longipennis n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 cockroach
G 55/12
Telmablatta impar n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 cockroach
G 55/11
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Niptus denserugosus n. sp. Haupt 1956 spider beetle
G 55/58
Niptus rugosopunctatus n. sp. Haupt 1956 spider beetle
G 55/57
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
"Stizonotus immaculatus n. sp." = Philanthaxia immaculata, "Eoanthaxites maculipennis n. sp." = Anthaxia maculipennis, "Eoanthaxites punctifer n. sp." = Anthaxia punctifera, Anthaxia geiseltalensis n. sp., "Eoanthaxites reticulatus n. sp." = Anthaxia viridicyanea, "Anthaxia unicolor" = Anthaxia haupti, "Eoanthaxites quadrimaculatus n. sp." = Anthaxia quadrimaculata, "Eoanthaxites pumilus n. sp." = Anthaxia weidlichi, "Eoanthaxites rubididorsum n. sp." = Anthaxia rubididorsa, "Buprestis (Cypriacis) cupreostriata n. sp." = Buprestis cupreostriata, Buprestis margineaurata, "Stizonotus ornatus n. sp." = Psiloptera ornata, Psiloptera fasciata, "Stizonotus puncticollis n. sp." = Psiloptera puncticollis, Psiloptera incerta, "Stizonotus sp." = Psiloptera, "Stizonotus rivalis n. sp." = Lampetis weigelti
"Stizonotus immaculatus n. sp." = Philanthaxia immaculata Haupt 1956 jewel beetle
G 55/41, 44, 46
"Eoanthaxites maculipennis n. sp." = Anthaxia maculipennis Haupt 1956 jewel beetle
G 55/38
"Eoanthaxites punctifer n. sp." = Anthaxia punctifera Haupt 1956 jewel beetle
G 55/33
Anthaxia geiseltalensis n. sp. Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
G 85/56
"Eoanthaxites reticulatus n. sp." = Anthaxia viridicyanea Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
G 55/35
"Anthaxia unicolor" = Anthaxia haupti Bílý 1995 jewel beetle
G 85/55 Ce
"Eoanthaxites quadrimaculatus n. sp." = Anthaxia quadrimaculata Haupt 1956 jewel beetle
G 55/36, 37
"Eoanthaxites pumilus n. sp." = Anthaxia weidlichi Bílý 1996 jewel beetle
G 55/34
"Eoanthaxites rubididorsum n. sp." = Anthaxia rubididorsa Haupt 1956 jewel beetle
G 55/39
"Buprestis (Cypriacis) cupreostriata n. sp." = Buprestis cupreostriata Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
G. 85/53 Ce
Buprestis margineaurata Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
G 85/51, 85/52
"Stizonotus ornatus n. sp." = Psiloptera ornata Haupt 1956 jewel beetle
G 55/47
Psiloptera fasciata Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
G 85/28, 29
"Stizonotus puncticollis n. sp." = Psiloptera puncticollis Haupt 1956 jewel beetle
G 55/49
Psiloptera incerta Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
G 85/15, 85/16 Ce
"Stizonotus sp." = Psiloptera Dejean 1833 jewel beetle
G 55/50
"Stizonotus rivalis n. sp." = Lampetis weigelti Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
G 55/48
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Elaterites longus n. sp. Haupt 1956 click beetle
G 55/53
Eopyrophorus mixtus Haupt 1950 click beetle
G 55/54
 Coleoptera -
Potamophilites angustifrons n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 beetle
G 55/56
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
"Georyssus magnus n. sp." = Georissites magnus
"Georyssus magnus n. sp." = Georissites magnus Haupt 1956 water scavenger beetle
G 55/55
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Eodromus punctatostriatus Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
G 55/63, 65, 66
Eodromus agilis Meunier 1921 darkling beetle
G 55/59, 60
Eodromus parvus n. sp. Haupt 1956 darkling beetle
G 55/68
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Eodonacia paludosa n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/73, 74
Eodonacia goeckei n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/69, 70, 71
Donacia sp. Fabricius 1775 leaf beetle
G 55/83, 84 larva & Pupae
"Donacia curticollis n. sp." = Donacia geiseltali Goecke 1959 leaf beetle
G 55/76
Donacia pterobrachys n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/80
"Donacia vicina n. sp." = Donacia haupti Goecke 1959 leaf beetle
G 55/75
Donacia obtusa n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/77
Donacia minuta n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/78
Plateumaris fallax n. sp. Haupt 1956 reed leaf beetle
G 55/81
Hemidonacia insolita n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/82
Chrysomelites foveolatus n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/129, 130
Chrysomelites azureus n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/132
Chrysomelites bisornatus n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/131
Chrysomelites cupreus n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/133
Paracassida bisangulata n. sp. Haupt 1956 tortoise beetle
G 55/125, 126
Paracassida aurichalcea n. sp. Haupt 1956 tortoise beetle
G 55/128
Paracassida detrita n. sp. Haupt 1956 tortoise beetle
G 55/127
Paracassida punctillata n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 tortoise beetle
G 55/124
Eosagra sp. Haupt 1950 frog-legged beetle
G 55/85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94
Eogaleruca minor n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/123
Eogaleruca irregularis n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/121, 122
Eogaleruca punctipennis n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/118-120
Eomelasoma scutellata n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/116
Eomelasoma incostata n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/117
Eochrysomela ornata n. gen. Haupt 1950 leaf beetle
G 55/111
Eochrysomela punctator n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/106-110
Eochrysomela pustulata n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/112
Eochrysomela indecorata n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/113, 114
Hemisphaericosites sphaericus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/115
Cryptocephalites rugosus n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/101, 102, 103, 104
Cryptocephalites rugifer n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/97, 102, 99, 100
Cryptocephalites elongatus n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/105
Cryptocephalites auratus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 leaf beetle
G 55/95, 96
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Otiorrhynchites densepunctatus n. gen. n. sp." = Otiorhynchites densepunctatus, "Sitonites egregius n. gen. n. sp." = Sitonitellus egregius, Mononychites rotundatus n. gen. n. sp., Mononychites punctipennis n. sp.
"Otiorrhynchites densepunctatus n. gen. n. sp." = Otiorhynchites densepunctatus Haupt 1956 snout beetle
G 55/135
"Sitonites egregius n. gen. n. sp." = Sitonitellus egregius Haupt 1956 snout beetle
G 55/134
Mononychites rotundatus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 snout beetle
G 55/136, 137
Mononychites punctipennis n. sp. Haupt 1956 snout beetle
G 55/138
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Elaphrotites densus n. sp. Haupt 1956 ground beetle
G 55/28
Ataktosites palustris n. sp. Haupt 1956 ground beetle
G 55/29, 30, 31
Carabites ellipticus n. sp. Haupt 1956 ground beetle
G 55/27
 Trichoptera - Kalophryganidae
Kalophryganea eocaenica n. gen. n. sp.
Kalophryganea eocaenica n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 caddisfly
G 55/25
 Trichoptera -
Amechanites costatus n. sp. Haupt 1956 caddisfly
G 55/26
 Ephemeroptera -
Parabaetis eocaenicus n. gen. n. sp.
Parabaetis eocaenicus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 mayfly
G 55/23
 Dicondylia -
Odonata indet. Fabricius 1793 dragonfly
G 55/21, 22 wing & abdomen fragment
 Odonata -
Orthaeschnites primus n. gen. n. sp.
Orthaeschnites primus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 dragonfly
G 55/20
  -
Idomastotermes mysticus n. gen. n. sp.
Idomastotermes mysticus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956 insect
G 55/16ab
Arachnida
 Opiliones - Trogulidae
Trogulus longipes n. sp. Haupt 1956 harvestman
G 55/2
Myriapoda
  -
Juloites quadripustulatus n. gen. n. sp. Haupt 1956