Florissant (former Princeton collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Teller County, Colorado (38.9° N, 105.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 97.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Shale Member (Florissant Formation), Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, diatomaceous, tuffaceous shale and lithified volcaniclastic

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ),

Primary reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/L. Edwards]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122093: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 16.12.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera -
? Cixius proavus n. sp. Scudder 1890 planthopper
PU 1.705
 Hemiptera - Dictyopharidae
Florissantia elegans n. gen. n. sp.
Florissantia elegans n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 planthopper
PU 1.104(1.751), 1.783(1.789)
 Hemiptera - Aphididae
"Siphonophoroides antiqua" = Siphonophoroides antiqua, "Aphidopsis lutaria" = Siphonophoroides antiqua, "Aphidopsis dalli" = Siphonophoroides antiqua
"Siphonophoroides antiqua" = Siphonophoroides antiqua Buckton 1883 aphid
PU 1.986
"Aphidopsis lutaria" = Siphonophoroides antiqua Buckton 1883 aphid
PU 1.834
"Aphidopsis dalli" = Siphonophoroides antiqua Buckton 1883 aphid
PU 1.1091
 Hemiptera - Cicadellidae
Agallia lewisii Scudder 1890 leafhopper
PU 1.801(1.805)
 Hemiptera - Aphrophoridae
Palaphrodes cincta Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.505, 1.813(1.841), 1.815(1.839)
Palaphrodes obscura Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.816
Palaphrodes irregularis Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.836
 Hemiptera - Cercopidae
Lithecphora setigera n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.121
Locrites copei Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.903
Prinecphora balteata Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.604
Palecphora communis Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.320, 1.826(1.830)
Palecphora praevalens Scudder 1890 froghopper
PU 1.710, 1.838
 Hemiptera -
Rhepocoris praevalens Scudder 1890 true bug
PU 1.335(1.712)
Cacalydus lapsus n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 true bug
PU 1.508
 Hemiptera - Coreidae
Heeria gulosa Scudder 1890 leaf-footed bug
PU 1.560(1.802), 1.831
Heeria lapidosa Scudder 1890 leaf-footed bug
PU 1.804, 1.817
 Hemiptera - Lygaeidae
Nysius stratus Scudder 1890 milkweed bug
PU 1.840
Nysius vecula Scudder 1890 milkweed bug
PU 1.828
Lygaeus stabilitus Scudder 1890 milkweed bug
PU 1.811(1.821)
Lygaeus faeculentus n. sp. Scudder 1890 milkweed bug
PU 1.835
 Hemiptera - Pentatomidae
Mataeoschistus limigenus n. gen. n. sp., Thnetoschistus revulsus n. gen. n. sp.
Mataeoschistus limigenus n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 stink bug
PU 1.1095
Thnetoschistus revulsus n. gen. n. sp. Scudder 1890 stink bug
PU 1.837
 Hemiptera - Miridae
Poecilocapsus fremontii Scudder 1890 plant bug
PU 1.845
 Dermaptera - Anisolabididae
"Labiduromma mortale" = Spiladopygia mortalis
"Labiduromma mortale" = Spiladopygia mortalis Scudder 1890 earwig
PU 1.615
 Dermaptera -
Labiduromma bormansi Scudder 1890 earwig
PU 1.603
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Lasius peritulus1 Cockerell 1927 ant
PU 7843, 7844
Formica robusta1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7842
"Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) antiquus" = Dolichoderus antiquus1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7824
Liometopum miocenicum1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7828, 7833-7837
Miomyrmex impactus1 Cockerell 1927 ant
PU 7840, 7841
Protazteca elongata1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7826, 7827
Protazteca quadrata1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7831
Protazteca capitata1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7832
Aphaenogaster mayri1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7845-7849
Messor sculpturatus1 Carpenter 1930 ant
PU 7850
 Coleoptera - Dermestidae
Dermestes tertiarius5 Wickham 1912 larder beetle
PU 6613
Attagenus aboriginalis n. sp.5 Wickham 1913 skin beetle
PU 6290
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
? Xestobium alutaceum n. sp.5 Wickham 1913 spider beetle
PU 6575
 Coleoptera - Byrrhidae
Byrrhus romingeri4 Scudder 1900 pill beetle
PU 1540
 Coleoptera - Cantharidae
Trypherus aboriginalis n. sp.5, "Telephorus humatus n. sp." = Atalantycha humata5
Trypherus aboriginalis n. sp.5 Wickham 1913 soldier beetle
PU 6527
"Telephorus humatus n. sp." = Atalantycha humata5 Wickham 1913 soldier beetle
PU 5984
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Limonius florissantensis6 Wickham 1916 click beetle
PU 6572
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Staphylinus lesleyi4 Scudder 1900 rove beetle
PU 1578
Philonthus abavus4 Scudder 1900 rove beetle
PU 1500
Quedius breweri Scudder 1890 rove beetle
PU 1.381
Xantholinus tenebrarius n. sp.4 Scudder 1900 rove beetle
PU 1563(1607)
Lithocharis scottii n. sp.4 Scudder 1900 rove beetle
PU 1556
"Bledius cf. morsei" = Stenus morsei4 Scudder 1900 rove beetle
PU 1520
Bledius osborni4 Scudder 1900 rove beetle
PU 1554(1605)
 Coleoptera - Cryptophagidae
Antherophagus megalops n. sp.5 Wickham 1913 silken fungus beetle
PU 6564(6535)
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
"Cistela antiqua n. sp." = Gonodera antiqua5, Capnochroa senilis n. sp.5
"Cistela antiqua n. sp." = Gonodera antiqua5 Wickham 1913 comb-clawed beetle
PU 6534
Capnochroa senilis n. sp.5 Wickham 1913 comb-clawed beetle
PU 6902
 Coleoptera - Coccinellidae
Coccinella sodoma n. sp.5 Wickham 1913 ladybug or ladybird
PU 6561
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
"Leptura leidyi n. sp." = Pidonia leidyi5, Callidiopsites grandiceps5
"Leptura leidyi n. sp." = Pidonia leidyi5 Wickham 1913 longhorned beetle
PU 6512
Callidiopsites grandiceps5 Wickham 1913 longhorned beetle
PU 6543
 Coleoptera - Belidae
"Trypanorhynchus depratus" = Paltorhynchus depratus2, Paltorhynchus narwhal2
"Trypanorhynchus depratus" = Paltorhynchus depratus2 Scudder 1893 weevil
PU 1867
Paltorhynchus narwhal2 Scudder 1893 weevil
PU 1580(1847)
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Tychius evolatus2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1609
Cremastorhynchus stabilis2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1562
Cleonus primoris n. sp.2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1549
Evopes occubatus2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1591
Eudomus pinguis2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1531(1548)
Eudomus robustus2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1536, 1550(1620)
Geralophus occultus2 Scudder 1876 snout beetle
PU 1587, 1593(1598), 1617
Geralophus ? fossicius2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1602
Geralophus lassatus2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1518
"Aulobaris damnata n. sp." = Lithogeraeus damnata2 Scudder 1893 snout beetle
PU 1515
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
"Anthonomus arctus" = Toxorhynchus arctus2
"Anthonomus arctus" = Toxorhynchus arctus2 Scudder 1893 weevil
PU 1958
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Bembidium tumulorum n. sp.4 Scudder 1900 ground beetle
PU 1601
Harpalus whitfieldii4 Scudder 1900 ground beetle
PU 1574, 1829
Amara danae4 Scudder 1900 ground beetle
PU 1555, 1614
Amara sterilis4 Scudder 1900 ground beetle
PU 1511
Pterostichus walcotti4 Scudder 1900 ground beetle
PU 1557
 Diptera - Cylindrotomidae
Cyttaromyia princetoniana3 Scudder 1894 long bodied crane fly
PU 1770
 Diptera - Limoniidae
"Gonomyia primogenitalis" = Rhabdomastix primogenitalis3, Dicranomyia stagnorum3
"Gonomyia primogenitalis" = Rhabdomastix primogenitalis3 Scudder 1894 crane fly
PU 1748
Dicranomyia stagnorum3 Scudder 1894 crane fly
PU 1727, 1791
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula evanitura3 Scudder 1894 crane fly
PU 1760
Tipula rigens3 Scudder 1894 crane fly
PU 1793
Tipula clauda3 Scudder 1894 crane fly
PU 1753, 1756
Tipula limi3 Scudder 1894 crane fly
PU 1788
Tipula florissanta3 Scudder 1894 crane fly
PU 1750
 Trichoptera - Polycentropodidae
Derobrochus craterae Scudder 1890 caddisfly
PU 1.947
 Raphidioptera - Baissopteridae
"Inocellia veterana n. sp." = Dictyoraphidia veterana
"Inocellia veterana n. sp." = Dictyoraphidia veterana Scudder 1890 snakefly
PU 1.385
 Ephemeroptera - Ephemeridae
Ephemera interempta Scudder 1890 burrowing mayfly
PU 1.582
Arachnida
 Araneae - Clubionidae
Clubiona arcana Scudder 1890 sac spider
PU 1807(1819)
 Araneae - Gnaphosidae
"Titanoeca hesterna" = Palaeodrassus hesternus
"Titanoeca hesterna" = Palaeodrassus hesternus Scudder 1890 spider
PU 1809
 Araneae - Araneidae
Tethneus guyoti Scudder 1890 orb-weaving spider
PU 1808(1854)
 Araneae - Segestriidae
Segestria secessa Scudder 1890 tube-dwelling spider
PU 1806(1818)
 Araneae -
"Aranea columbiae" = Araneaovoius columbiae
"Aranea columbiae" = Araneaovoius columbiae Scudder 1878 spider
PU 1173