Black Creek Road Locality (Horsefly River) (Eocene of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (52.3° N, 121.3° W: paleocoordinates 57.0° N, 103.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• "unnamed group and formation; Eocene: Ypresian"

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale

• It is proposed here that the varves were deposited in the deeper regons of a stratified, monomictic or meromictic lake in a warm temperate climate
• Varved shale, with alternating Dark sapropel laminae & Light tuff laminae

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by S. B. Archibald

Primary reference: S. B. Archibald, S. P. Cover, and C. S. Moreau. 2006. Bulldog Ants of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands and History of the Subfamily (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(3):487-523 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 119948: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 05.11.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formicidae indet.3 Latreille 1802 ant
SBA-5849, 5866
? Myrmeciites tabanifluviensis n. sp. Archibald et al. 2006 bulldog ant
2003.2.10 CDM 034
 Hymenoptera - Braconidae
Braconidae indet.3 Nees 1811 wasp
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Ichneumonidae indet.3 Latreille 1802 ichneumon wasp
 Hymenoptera - Proctotrupidae
Proctotrupidae indet.3 Latreille 1802 wasp
 Hymenoptera - Diapriidae
"Diapriidae indet." = Diapriinae3
"Diapriidae indet." = Diapriinae3 Haliday 1833 wasp
SBA-760, 5179, 5585
 Hymenoptera - Cephidae
Cephinae indet.2 Neuman 1835 stem sawfly
RBCM.EH2015.005.0001.001, .002
 Hymenoptera - Tenthredinidae
Tenthredinidae indet.3 Latreille 1802 wood wasp
SBA-5151, 5421, 5525, 5559
 Mecoptera - Dinopanorpidae
Dinokanaga dowsonae n. sp.1 Archibald 2005 scorpionfly
2003.2.6CDM030(B.A. 2001)