Menat (Piacentini coll.) (Paleocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (46.1° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Menat Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: crater lake; diatomite

• Volcanic Paleolake (maar) deposit
• spongo-diatomitic

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by R. Piacentini; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: L. Piton and N. Théobald. 1937. Les lignites et schistes bitumineux de Menat (Puy-de-Dôme). II: Les insectes fossiles de Menat. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne 3(2):76-88 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120351: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 10.11.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Kalotermitidae
"Termopsis piacentinii n. sp." = Kalotermes piacentinii
"Termopsis piacentinii n. sp." = Kalotermes piacentinii Piton and Théobald 1937 termite
MNHN.F.R07027 (formerly Coll. Piacentini 3)
 Blattodea - Blattoidae
Zeunera madeleinae Piton 1936 cockroach
Coll. Piacentini 1, 2
 Coleoptera - Trogossitidae
Protrogosita distincta n. gen. n. sp.
Protrogosita distincta n. gen. n. sp. Piton and Théobald 1937 bark gnawing beetle
MNHN.F.B47303 (formerly Coll. Piacentini 4)
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Palaeoncoderes eocenicus n. sp. Piton and Théobald 1937 longhorned beetle
MNHN.F.R06992, R07254 (formerly Coll. Piacentini 10, 7)
Prolamioides bituminosus n. sp. Piton and Théobald 1937 longhorned beetle
MNHN.F.R07016, R06700 (formerly Coll. Piacentini 8, 5/6)