Menat (MNHN coll) (Paleocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (46.1° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Menat Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: crater lake; diatomite

• Volcanic Paleolake (maar) deposit
• spongo-diatomitic

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by A. Nel; reposited in the MNHN

• Also includes material in MNHN where collector not specified.

Primary reference: A. Nel and R. Roy. 1996. Revision of the fossil "mantid" and "ephemerid" species described by Piton from the Palaeocene of Menat (France) (Mantodea: Chaeteessidae, Mantidae; Ensifera: Tettigonioidea). European Journal of Entomology 93:223-234 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123436: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 23.01.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Lophopidae
Cintux menatensis n. gen. n. sp.10
Cintux menatensis n. gen. n. sp.10 Stroinski and Szwedo 2012 planthopper
MNHN F.A45773
 Hemiptera - Cixiidae
Mnasthaia arverniorum n. gen. n. sp.11
Mnasthaia arverniorum n. gen. n. sp.11 Szwedo et al. 2006 cixiid planthopper
MNHN-LP.R 63851
 Hemiptera - Gerridae
Cylindrostethus gaudanti n. sp.4 Hartung et al. 2016 water strider
MNHN.F.A53794, 53795, 53796, 53797, 53798, 53799, 53800
 Mantodea -
Arvernineura insignis Piton 1940 mantis
MNHN-LP-R 10428
 Hymenoptera - Vespidae
Paleovespa menatensis n. sp.9 Nel and Auvray 2006 wasp
MNHN Auvray 21.6
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
Paleoepeolus micheneri n. gen. n. sp.1
Paleoepeolus micheneri n. gen. n. sp.1 Dehon et al. 2017 cuckoo bee
MNHN Oli 436/431
 Hymenoptera - Roproniidae
Paleoropronia salamonei n. gen. n. sp.2
Paleoropronia salamonei n. gen. n. sp.2 Garrouste et al. 2016 wasp
MNHN.F.A57266
 Hymenoptera - Cimbicidae
Cenocimbex menatensis n. gen. n. sp.7
Cenocimbex menatensis n. gen. n. sp.7 Nel 2004 cimbicid sawfly
MNHN-LP-R 11195
 Coleoptera -
Cucujiformia indet.5 Lameere 1938 beetle
MNHN Oli 092 ("Probable Trogossitidae rather than Nitidulidae")
 Coleoptera - Nitidulidae
? Soronia menatensis n. sp.5 Kirejtshuk and Nel 2018 sap beetle
MNHN R 63912
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
Cupedinae "indet. 1"6 Lacordaire 1857 reticulated beetle
MNHN.R.63906
Mesocupes (Cainomerga) brevicornis n. sp.6 Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A51119
 Diptera - Bombyliidae
Paleolomatia menatensis n. gen. n. sp.8
Paleolomatia menatensis n. gen. n. sp.8 Nel 2008 bee fly
MNHN-LP-R.63892
 Odonata -
Valerea multicellulata n. gen. n. sp.3
Valerea multicellulata n. gen. n. sp.3 Garrouste et al. 2016 damselfly
MNHN.F.A57315