Island of Fur (Copenhagen Museum coll) (Eocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (56.8° N, 9.0° E: paleocoordinates 52.4° N, 5.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Moler Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• Diatom-earth bed

Environment/lithology: offshore ramp; lithified, diatomaceous mudstone

• The depositional environment was in the Palaeocene–Eocene precursor of the North Sea, which was an almost or entirely enclosed inland body, open to the Atlantic at least at times (Bonde 1997).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by J.P. Andersen

• Specimens in the Geological and Mineralogical Museum of the University of Copenhagen.

Primary reference: K. L. Henriksen. 1922. Eocene insects from Denmark. Danmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse 37:1-36 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123997: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Ricaniidae
Eoricania danica n. gen. n. sp.
Eoricania danica n. gen. n. sp. Henriksen 1922 planthopper
 Hemiptera - Aphididae
Siphonophoroides burholti n. sp.2 Heie 1993 aphid
Just above ash-layer +30
 Hemiptera - Scutelleridae
Teleocydnus transitorius n. sp. Henriksen 1922 metallic shield bug
? Tectocoris angustilobatus Henriksen 1922 metallic shield bug
 Orthoptera - Tettigoniidae
"Tettigonia amoena n. sp." = Pseudotettigonia amoena3
"Tettigonia amoena n. sp." = Pseudotettigonia amoena3 Henriksen 1929 katydid
 Hymenoptera - Braconidae
Braconidae indet.5 Nees 1811 wasp
GMK 1975-862, 1975-870
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Ichneumonidae indet.5 Latreille 1802 ichneumon wasp
GMK 1954-541, 1938-67
 Hymenoptera - Proctotrupidae
? Proctotrupidae indet.5 Latreille 1802 wasp
GMK 1949-115
 Diptera - Cylindrotomidae
Cylindrotoma larssoni1 Freiwald 1991 long bodied crane fly
KM 317 (location not stated)
Cylindrotoma borealis n. sp.1 Freiwald 1991 long bodied crane fly
KM 994, 122, 127 (location unknown)
Cyttaromyia scudderi1 Freiwald 1991 long bodied crane fly
KM 145 (location not stated)
 Neuroptera - Hemerobiidae
Megalomus densistriatus n. sp. Henriksen 1922 brown lacewing
 Odonata - Megapodagrionidae
Furagrion jutlandicus4 Henriksen 1922 flatwing
ERK KL94 F8, ERK GU E7