White River (Scudder collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Utah (40.0° N, 109.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 95.6° W)

When: Green River Formation, Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

• "from the lowest beds"

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; diatomaceous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by S. Scudder

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1892. Some Insects of special interest from Florissant, Colorado and other points in the Tertiaries of Colorado and Utah. Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey 93:1-25 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 116369: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Alex Aguilar on 07.09.2011, edited by Jered Karr and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Braconidae
Eobracon cladurus n. gen. n. sp.1
Eobracon cladurus n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1921 wasp
USNM 66583 (coll. Scudder)
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Tilgidopsis haesitans n. gen. n. sp.2 Cockerell 1921 ichneumon wasp
USNM 66931
Phygadeuon petrifactellus n. sp.1 Cockerell 1921 ichneumon wasp
USNM 66580 (coll. Scudder)
 Coleoptera - Melandryidae
Cicindelopsis eophilus n. gen. n. sp.1
Cicindelopsis eophilus n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1921 false darkling beetle
USNM 66576 (coll. Scudder)
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Coniatus refractus3 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
USGS 593(601)
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
"Melolonthites avus n. sp." = Phyllophaga avus2
"Melolonthites avus n. sp." = Phyllophaga avus2 Cockerell 1921 scarab beetle
USNM 66929
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Carabites exanimus n. sp. Scudder 1892 ground beetle
USGS 624(626)
Carabites eocenicus n. sp.1 Cockerell 1921 ground beetle
USNM 66577 (coll. Scudder)
 Diptera - Asilidae
Asilus palaeolestes n. sp.2, Asilopsis fusculus n. gen. n. sp.1
Asilus palaeolestes n. sp.2 Cockerell 1921 robber fly
USNM 66922
Asilopsis fusculus n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1921 robber fly
USNM 66572 (coll. Scudder)
 Diptera - Stratiomyidae
Sargus vetus n. sp.2 Cockerell 1921 soldier fly
USNM 66923
Nemotelus eocenicus n. sp.2 Cockerell 1921 soldier fly
USNM 66924
 Diptera - Cylindrotomidae
Cyttaromyia fenestrata1 Scudder 1877 long bodied crane fly