North Fork of Similkameen River (Eocene of Canada)

Also known as Site 7e

Where: British Columbia, Canada (49.5° N, 120.6° W: paleocoordinates 54.1° N, 103.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Allenby Formation (Princeton Group), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified shale and lithified siltstone

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by G.M. Dawson in 1888; reposited in the GSC

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1895. Canadian fossil insects, myriapods and arachnids, 1. The Tertiary Hemiptera of British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada Contributions to Canadian Palaeontology 2(1):5-26 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 121046: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 25.11.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Fulgoridae
Enchophora sp. Spinola 1839 fulgorid planthopper
Dawson 90
 Hemiptera - Aphrophoridae
Aphrophora sp. Germar 1821 spittle bug
Dawson 88ab
Palaeoptysma venosa n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1895 froghopper
Dawson 92
Ptysmaphora fletcheri n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1895 froghopper
Dawson 95ab
Palaphrodes sp. Scudder 1890 froghopper
Dawson 99
 Hemiptera - Cercopidae
Cercopis grandescens n. sp. Scudder 1895 froghopper
Dawson 96
Dawsonites veter n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1895 froghopper
Dawson 87ab
Stenecphora punctulata n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1895 froghopper
Dawson 94ab
Stenolocris venosa n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1895 froghopper
Dawson 86
Cercopites torpescens n. sp. Scudder 1895 froghopper
Dawson 89ab
Palecphora sp. Scudder 1890 froghopper
Dawson 93ab
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Elaterites sp.2 Heer 1847 click beetle
Dawson 102
Limonius impunctus n. sp.2 Scudder 1895 click beetle
Dawson 100ab
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Cryptocephalites punctatus n. gen. n. sp.2 Scudder 1895 leaf beetle
Dawson 101
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Plecia pulchra1 Handlirsch 1910 love bug
GSC 14483
 Neuroptera - Polystoechotidae
"Ricania antiquata n. sp." = Ricaniella antiquata
"Ricania antiquata n. sp." = Ricaniella antiquata Scudder 1895 giant lacewing
Dawson 91ab