Les Fumades (Eocene of France)

Where: Gard, France (44.0° N, 4.0° E: paleocoordinates 42.6° N, 0.3° E)

When: Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• Age given as Sannoisien

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; marl

• Half-graben formed along a simple listric fault (Ales fault) responsible for the development of a hangingwall roll-over, and north-west divergence of syn-rift infill.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Primary reference: N. Theobald. 1937. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Bulletin Mensuel (Mémoires) de la Société des Sciences de Nancy 1:1-473 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122406: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 24.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Oligocassida melaena n. gen. n. sp.
Oligocassida melaena n. gen. n. sp. Theobald 1937 tortoise beetle
Nimes Museum 18
 Diptera - Bibionidae
"Plecia longiventris n. sp." = Penthetria longiventris, "Plecia foersteri" = Plecia foersteri, "Plecia splendida" = Plecia foersteri, Plecia angustiventris, Plecia dumasi, "Bibio cf. conformans" = Bibio celasensis
"Plecia longiventris n. sp." = Penthetria longiventris Theobald 1937 march fly
Nimes Museum 7(3)
"Plecia foersteri" = Plecia foersteri Theobald 1937 love bug
Nimes Museum 8, 2, 12, 24, 25, 21(23)
"Plecia splendida" = Plecia foersteri Theobald 1937 love bug
Nimes Museum 19, 5
Plecia angustiventris Theobald 1937 love bug
Nimes Museum 6, 4, 11, 1(10)
Plecia dumasi Theobald 1937 love bug
Nimes Museum 16 coll Roux
"Bibio cf. conformans" = Bibio celasensis Theobald 1937 march fly
Nimes Museum 14