Skaerbaek (Copenhagen Museum coll.) (Eocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (56.9° N, 8.8° E: paleocoordinates 52.4° N, 5.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• "Cement-stone of the Diatom-earth"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore ramp; lithified, concretionary, volcaniclastic, argillaceous diatomite

• "deposited at water depths below the storm wave base, under anoxic or slightly oxic bottom conditions"
• formation consists of "fine-grained diatomite sediment, which consists of 45-65 weight per cent diatoms, 30-45 per cent clay minerals and approximately 10 percent volcanic dust"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Mineralogical Museum, Copenhagen

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

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123999: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Flatidae
Lechaea primigenia n. sp. Henriksen 1922 planthopper
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula binoculata n. sp. Henriksen 1922 crane fly
 Neuroptera - Hemerobiidae
Megalomus densistriatus Henriksen 1922 brown lacewing