Tulameen river, opposite Vermilion cliff (Eocene of Canada)

Also known as Tulameen river, opposite Vermilion bluff

Where: British Columbia, Canada (49.4° N, 120.5° W: paleocoordinates 53.1° N, 107.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Allenby Formation (Princeton Group), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collected by Lawrence M. Lambe in 1906

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

• "In the year 1906, during geological explorations in the southern interior of British Columbia, Mr. lawrence M. Lambe, of the Geological Survey, collected a number of remains of Tertiary insects...

Primary reference: A. Handlirsch. 1910. Canadian fossil Insects. 5. Insects from the Tertiary lake deposits of the southern interior of British Columbia, collected by Mr. Lawrence M. Lambe. Contributions to Canadian Palaeontology 2(3):93-129 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119864: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.11.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Aphrophoridae
Aphrophora angusta n. sp. Handlirsch 1910 spittle bug
collected August 6
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
collected August 6
 Diptera - Dolichopodidae
"Microphorus defunctus n. sp." = Microphor defunctus
"Microphorus defunctus n. sp." = Microphor defunctus Handlirsch 1910 long-legged fly
collected August 6
 Diptera - Bibionidae
"Penthetria pictipennis n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis, "Penthetria separanda n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis, "Penthetria ovalis n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis, "Penthetria lambei n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis, "Penthetria canadensis n. sp." = Plecia canadensis, "Penthetria nana n. sp." = Plecia nana, "Penthetria pulla n. sp." = Plecia pulla, "Penthetria brevipes n. sp." = Plecia pulla, "Penthetria transitoria n. sp." = Plecia transitoria, "Penthetria falcatula n. sp." = Plecia transitoria, Plecia reducta2, "Penthetria avus n. sp." = Plecia avus, "Penthetria elatior n. sp." = Plecia elatior, "Penthetria avunculus n. sp." = Plecia curtula
"Penthetria pictipennis n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6; GSC 7254, 14478
"Penthetria separanda n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6; GSC 7262
"Penthetria ovalis n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6; GSC 7267
"Penthetria lambei n. sp." = Plecia pictipennis Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6; GSC 7266
"Penthetria canadensis n. sp." = Plecia canadensis Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6
"Penthetria nana n. sp." = Plecia nana Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6
"Penthetria pulla n. sp." = Plecia pulla Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6
"Penthetria brevipes n. sp." = Plecia pulla Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6
"Penthetria transitoria n. sp." = Plecia transitoria Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6; GSC 7268, 14468
"Penthetria falcatula n. sp." = Plecia transitoria Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6; GSC 7259
Plecia reducta2 Handlirsch 1910 love bug
GSC 14446
"Penthetria avus n. sp." = Plecia avus Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6
"Penthetria elatior n. sp." = Plecia elatior Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6
"Penthetria avunculus n. sp." = Plecia curtula Handlirsch 1910 love bug
collected August 6
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula tulameena n. sp. Handlirsch 1910 crane fly
collected August 6
 Diptera - Ptychopteridae
Etoptychoptera tertiaria n. gen. n. sp.1
Etoptychoptera tertiaria n. gen. n. sp.1 Handlirsch 1909 phantom crane fly
collected August 6