Menat (Des Forest 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 Des Forest; 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 120352: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 10.11.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Pentatomidae
Pentatomidae indet. Leach 1815 stink bug
Coll. Des Forest 10
 Blattodea - Blattoidae
Eoplaneta desforesti n. gen. n. sp.
Eoplaneta desforesti n. gen. n. sp. Piton and Théobald 1937 cockroach
Coll. Des Forest 2
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Ancylochira oligostriata n. sp. Piton and Théobald 1937 darkling beetle
Coll. Des Forest 3