Corent (MNHN collection) (Oligocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (45.7° N, 3.2° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 0.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Stampian (=Rupelian)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, white marl

• Large lake based on presence of ostracods, charophytes, and fish, as well as thickness of sediments (90-300 m) and wide distribution. Limagne Graben rift basin.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the MNHN

• Deposited at the Museum of Corent, France

Primary reference: E. Oustalet. 1870. Recherches sur les insectes fossiles des terrains Tertiaires de la France, première partie, insectes fossiles de l'Auvergne. Annales des Sciences Géologiques, Paris 2(3):1-178 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 127630: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 19.05.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Laccobius priscus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 water scavenger beetle
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Cleonus arvernensis n. sp. Oustalet 1870 snout beetle
Hylobius deletus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 snout beetle
Plinthus redivivus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 snout beetle
Anisorhynchus effossus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 snout beetle
Bagous atavus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 snout beetle
 Coleoptera - Dytiscidae
"Eunectes antiquus n. sp." = Eretes antiquus
"Eunectes antiquus n. sp." = Eretes antiquus Oustalet 1870 predaceous diving beetle
 Diptera - Stratiomyidae
Stratiomys heberti Oustalet 1870 soldier fly
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Bibionidae indet., Bibionidae indet., Bibio robustus n. sp., Protomyia adusta, Protomyia formicoides n. sp., Protomyia fusca n. sp., "Protomyia lugens n. sp." = Penthetria lugens, Bibio minor n. sp., "Protomyia longa" = Penthetria longa, Bibio alacris n. sp., "Protomyia incerta n. sp." = Penthetria incerta, Bibio macer n. sp., "Protomyia blanchardi n. sp." = Penthetria blanchardi, "Protomyia rubescens n. sp." = Penthetria rubescens, "Bibio edwardsii n. sp." = Plecia bucklandi, "Protomyia joannis" = Plecia joannis, "Bibio lartetii" = Plecia larteti, Plecia pallida n. sp., Bibio cylindratus n. sp., "Protomyia inflata n. sp." = Plecia inflata, "Protomyia longipennis n. sp." = Plecia longipennis, "Protomyia sauvagei n. sp." = Plecia sauvagei, Bibio marginatus n. sp., "Plecia major" = Bibio major
Bibionidae indet. Newman 1834 march fly
Bibionidae indet. Newman 1834 march fly
Bibio robustus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 march fly
Protomyia adusta Oustalet 1870 march fly
Protomyia formicoides n. sp. Oustalet 1870 march fly
Protomyia fusca n. sp. Oustalet 1870 march fly
"Protomyia lugens n. sp." = Penthetria lugens Oustalet 1870 march fly
Bibio minor n. sp. Oustalet 1870 march fly
Bibio gracilis var. minor
"Protomyia longa" = Penthetria longa Heer 1849 march fly
Bibio alacris n. sp. Oustalet 1870 march fly
"Protomyia incerta n. sp." = Penthetria incerta Oustalet 1870 march fly
Bibio macer n. sp. Oustalet 1870 march fly
"Protomyia blanchardi n. sp." = Penthetria blanchardi Oustalet 1870 march fly
"Protomyia rubescens n. sp." = Penthetria rubescens Oustalet 1870 march fly
"Bibio edwardsii n. sp." = Plecia bucklandi Heer 1849 love bug
In "Dusodyle" not marl (MNHN-LP-R.06669)
"Protomyia joannis" = Plecia joannis Oustalet 1870 love bug
"Bibio lartetii" = Plecia larteti Oustalet 1870 love bug
Plecia pallida n. sp. Oustalet 1870 love bug
Bibio cylindratus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 love bug
"Protomyia inflata n. sp." = Plecia inflata Oustalet 1870 love bug
"Protomyia longipennis n. sp." = Plecia longipennis Oustalet 1870 love bug
"Protomyia sauvagei n. sp." = Plecia sauvagei Oustalet 1870 love bug
Bibio marginatus n. sp. Oustalet 1870 march fly
Bibio ungeri var. marginatus
"Plecia major" = Bibio major Oustalet 1870 march fly
 Diptera -
Penthetria vaillantii n. sp. Oustalet 1870 fly
Plecia nigrescens n. sp. Oustalet 1870 fly
 Odonata - Libellulidae
Libellula minuscula n. sp. Oustalet 1870 common skimmer
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Anthophorites gaudryi n. sp. Oustalet 1870 insect