Céreste (Lutz NHMM coll) (Oligocene of France)

Where: France (43.9° N, 5.6° E: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 3.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Lower Stampian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; carbonate

• Apt basin. Irregular basins formed during extension of the European platform in the Oligocene resulting from the formation of the West-European rift system.
• "Calcaires"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Herbert Lutz

• Repository: Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz/Landessammlung für Naturkunde Rheinland-Pfalz (not certain of all of Lutz's material is at NHMM)

Primary reference: H. Lutz. 1985. Eine fossile Stielaugenfliege aus dem Unter-Oligozän von Ceresté, Frankreich (Diptera: Diopsidae) [A fossil stalk-eyed fly from the Lower Oligocene of Ceresté, France (Diptera: Diopsidae)]. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 59:75-78 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123913: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.02.2012, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Aphididae
Fossilicallis antiquus n. gen. n. sp.1 Heie 2002 aphid
NHMM PE 1999/9-LS
Nigrosiphum scholzae n. gen. n. sp.1 Heie 2002 aphid
NHMM PE 1999/1-LS, 10-LS, 11-LS (Aphidina in pl 3, fig 9 of Lutz 1984)
Tetraneurites provincialis1 Théobald 1937 aphid
NHMM PE 1999/2-LS, 3-LS, 4-LS, 5-LS, 7-LS, 8-LS, 12-LS, 16-LS
Tetraneurites ? provincialis1 Théobald 1937 aphid
NHMM PE 1999/6-LS, 13-LS, 15-LS
 Hemiptera - Tingidae
Derephysia tyche n. sp.6 Wappler 2004 lace bug
NHMM PE 2003/1a+b LS
 Diptera - Culicidae
Culicinae indet.3 Meigen 1818 mosquito
32 pupae, 1000 larval exuviae
 Diptera - Diopsidae
Prosphyracephala succini2 Loew 1873 stalk-eyed fly
DII d28/29
 Odonata - Sieblosiidae
Stenolestes "sp. 1"5 Scudder 1895 damselfly
Coll Lutz Od 2
? Stenolestes "sp. 2"5 Scudder 1895 damselfly
Coll Lutz Od 4
 Odonata - Lestidae
Lestes lutzi n. sp.5 Nel and Paicheler 1994 spread-winged damselfly
Lestes ceresti5 Nel and Papazian 1985 spread-winged damselfly
Coll Lutz Od 7; unnumbered
 Odonata - Libellulidae
? Tauriphila cerestensis n. sp.4 Nel and Paicheler 1993 common skimmer
NHMM PE 2014/4 (old Lutz Od6)