30 meters below Petrified fish cut (Scudder collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Wyoming (41.6° N, 109.6° W: paleocoordinates 45.5° N, 95.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Laney Member (Green River Formation), Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

• This collections consists of a few specimens collected 30 meters below the main bed called "Richardson's shale" in Scudder, 1878

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; diatomite and shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Scudder, Bowditch; reposited in the MCZ

• "The insects were obtained in the first instance by Dr. Hayden, who brought home a few specimens only; next, Mr. F.C.A. Richardson placed in my hands a considerable collection;* and last summer my untiring friend Mr. P.C. Bowditch and myself spent several days working the shales." Scudder, 1878, This collection consists only of those collected by Scudder

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1878. The Fossil Insects of the Green River Shales. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(4):747-776 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 121395: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Epicaerus effossus, "Otiorhynchus dubius n. sp." = Otiorhynchus tumbae
Epicaerus effossus Scudder 1876 snout beetle
"Otiorhynchus dubius n. sp." = Otiorhynchus tumbae Scudder 1890 snout beetle