Buttes opposite Green River Station (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: Green River Formation, Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; diatomite and shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Scudder, Bowditch; reposited in the MCZ

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 121396: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "Collection represented by one fly which had the slightest value found in four days' search." Scudder, 1878
Insecta
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Mycetophilidae indet. Newman 1835 fungus gnat
4205a, b two specimens on one piece of stone