Greith coal mine, Hohenrhone (Oligocene of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (46.3° N, 7.0° E: paleocoordinates 44.6° N, 6.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithified marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Primary reference: O. Heer. 1847. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Erster Theil: Käfer 1-229 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122212: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 19.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Aphrophoridae
Aphrophora molassica n. sp. Heer 1853 spittle bug
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Elaterites amissus n. sp. Heer 1847 click beetle
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
"Melolontha greithiana n. sp." = Clytra greithiana
"Melolontha greithiana n. sp." = Clytra greithiana Heer 1847 leaf beetle