40 feet above Pleasant Valley No. 2 Mine Portal, Tulameen River (Eocene of Canada)

Also known as site 7g

Where: British Columbia, Canada (49.4° N, 120.6° 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 W. Shaw in 1951

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

Primary reference: H. M. A. Rice. 1959. Fossil Bibionidae (Diptera) from British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 55:1-36 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120943: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 24.11.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Bibionidae
? Penthetria fryi Rice 1959 march fly
GSC 14419
Plecia similkameena Scudder 1879 love bug
GSC 14450
Plecia pictipennis Handlirsch 1910 love bug
GSC 14474
Plecia tulameenensis n. sp. Rice 1959 love bug
GSC 14435, 14436
Plecia minutula n. sp. Rice 1959 love bug
GSC 14422
Plecia canadensis Handlirsch 1910 love bug
GSC 14452, 14457
Plecia transitoria Handlirsch 1910 love bug
GSC 14466
Plecia reducta Handlirsch 1910 love bug
GSC 14439, 14440
Plecia curtula Handlirsch 1910 love bug
GSC 14428