Florissant (BMNH Collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Teller County, Colorado (38.9° N, 105.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 97.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Florissant Formation, Chadronian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, diatomaceous, tuffaceous shale

• "shales"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by George Sternberg; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: A. L. Melander. 1949. A Report on Some Miocene Diptera from Florissant, Colorado. American Museum Novitates 1407:1-61 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124680: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 21.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Reduviidae
Miocoris fagi n. gen. n. sp.6
Miocoris fagi n. gen. n. sp.6 Cockerell 1927 assassin bug
BMNH In.26927 (Sternberg 99B)
 Hemiptera - Gerridae
Gerris protobates n. sp.6 Cockerell 1927 water strider
BMNH In.26925 (Sternberg 73)
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Tetramorium peritulum n. sp." = Lasius peritulus4, "Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) antiquus" = Dolichoderus antiquus2, Dolichoderus rohweri2, Liometopum miocenicum2, "Formica impacta n. sp." = Miomyrmex impactus4, Protazteca elongata2, "Euponera hendersoni" = Protazteca hendersoni4, Aphaenogaster mayri2
"Tetramorium peritulum n. sp." = Lasius peritulus4 Cockerell 1927 ant
BMNH In.26833 (Sternberg coll)
"Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) antiquus" = Dolichoderus antiquus2 Carpenter 1930 ant
Dolichoderus rohweri2 Carpenter 1930 ant
Liometopum miocenicum2 Carpenter 1930 ant
"Formica impacta n. sp." = Miomyrmex impactus4 Cockerell 1927 ant
BMNH In.26831 (Sternberg coll)
Protazteca elongata2 Carpenter 1930 ant
"Euponera hendersoni" = Protazteca hendersoni4 Cockerell 1906 ant
BMNH In.26824, 26825, 26834 (Sternberg coll)
Aphaenogaster mayri2 Carpenter 1930 ant
 Hymenoptera - Pemphredonidae
Florimena impressa n. gen. n. sp.1
Florimena impressa n. gen. n. sp.1 Antropov 2017 aphid wasp
NHM In.26954
 Hymenoptera - Thynnidae
Geotiphia pachysoma n. sp.5 Cockerell 1927 wasp
BMNH In.26929
 Hymenoptera - Braconidae
Alysia phanerognatha n. sp.6, "Microdus miocenicus n. sp." = Bassus miocenicus4
Alysia phanerognatha n. sp.6 Cockerell 1927 wasp
BMNH In.26936
"Microdus miocenicus n. sp." = Bassus miocenicus4 Cockerell 1927 wasp
BMNH In.26934 (Sternberg coll 176B)
 Hymenoptera - Tenthredinidae
Tenthredella fenestralis n. sp.5 Cockerell 1927 wood wasp
BMNH In.26916
"Eriocampa wheeleri" = Athalia wheeleri5 Cockerell 1906 wood wasp
BMNH In.26930 (Sternberg 116B)
Taeniurites fortis5 Cockerell 1917 wood wasp
BMNH In. 26917 (Sternberg 50B)
Hoplocampa ilicis n. sp.5 Cockerell 1927 wood wasp
BMNH In.26830
Dineura microsoma n. sp.5 Cockerell 1927 wood wasp
BMNH In.26931( Sternberg 113B)
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
Buprestis megistarche n. sp.3 Cockerell 1926 jewel beetle
BMNH In.26200 (Sternberg I.17-B)
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Tenebrionites alatus n. sp.6 Cockerell 1927 darkling beetle
BMNH In.26918 (Sternberg 12B)
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
"Criocephalus pavitus n. sp." = Arhopalus pavitus6
"Criocephalus pavitus n. sp." = Arhopalus pavitus6 Cockerell 1927 longhorned beetle
BMNH In.26928 (Sternberg 105B)
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Hipporhinops sternbergi n. gen. n. sp.3
Hipporhinops sternbergi n. gen. n. sp.3 Cockerell 1926 snout beetle
BMNH In.26206 (Sternberg I.28)
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Phyllophaga disrupta n. sp.6 Cockerell 1927 scarab beetle
BMNH In.26932 (Sternberg 139B)
 Diptera - Chironomidae
Chironomus proterus n. sp. Melander 1949 non biting midge
BMNH I.7358, 7359
 Diptera - Glossinidae
Glossina oligocenus8 Scudder 1892 tsetse fly
BMNH 8421
 Diptera - Empididae
Rhamphomyia morticina n. sp. Melander 1949 dagger fly
BMNH I.7361, 7362
 Diptera - Apsilocephalidae
"Rueppellia vagabunda n. sp." = Apsilocephala vagabunda4
"Rueppellia vagabunda n. sp." = Apsilocephala vagabunda4 Cockerell 1927 fly
BMNH In.26827 (Sternberg coll)
 Diptera - Nemestrinidae
Neorhynchocephalus melanderi Cockerell 1908 tangle-veined fly
BMNH I.7383
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Bibio wickhami4 Cockerell 1915 march fly
Sternberg coll
 Diptera - Limoniidae
Limnocema sternbergi n. sp.4 Cockerell 1927 crane fly
BMNH In.26826 (Sternberg coll)
Rhabdomastix (Sacandaga) praecursor n. sp.4 Cockerell 1927 crane fly
BMNH In.26832 (Sternberg coll)
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula rigens4 Scudder 1894 crane fly
Sternberg coll
 Trichoptera - Odontoceridae
? Phenacopsyche larvalis n. sp.5 Cockerell 1927 caddisfly
"many small, mostly fragmentary, larvae"
 Raphidioptera - Raphidiidae
"Raphidia funerata n. sp." = Florissantoraphidia funerata7
"Raphidia funerata n. sp." = Florissantoraphidia funerata7 Engel 2003 snakefly
BMNH In. 26922