Bagshot Beds, Bournemouth (BMNH) (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Poole Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Lower Bagshot Formation, leaf beds

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified claystone

• Fine-grained river channel plugs in a delta plain setting.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by J. S. Gardner; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1920. T. D. A. Cockerell. 1920. Fossil Arthropods in the British Museum, I. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ninth Series 5:273-279 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 127644: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 20.05.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Ricaniidae
Hammapteryx anglica n. sp. Cockerell 1920 planthopper
BMNH 15030
 Blattodea -
Pycnoscelus gardneri n. sp. Cockerell 1920 cockroach
BMNH 19030
 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
Mastotermes bournemouthensis n. sp.3 von Rosen 1913 termite
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Allopterites multilineatus n. sp. Cockerell 1920 true crickets
BMNH 19032
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formica heteroptera n. sp. Cockerell 1920 ant
BMNH 19035
Oecophylla bartoniana n. sp. Cockerell 1920 weaver ant
BMNH 19036
 Hymenoptera - Siricidae
Megapterites mirabilis n. sp. Cockerell 1920 horntail
BMNH 2596
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Tenebrionites anglicus n. gen. n. sp.2
Tenebrionites anglicus n. gen. n. sp.2 Cockerell 1920 darkling beetle
BMNH 19015
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Chrysomelites quadrilineatus n. sp.2 Cockerell 1920 leaf beetle
BMNH 19006
Chrysomelites allochlamys n. sp.1 Cockerell 1920 leaf beetle
BMNH 19008
Chrysomelites bartonicus n. sp.2 Cockerell 1920 leaf beetle
Label lost but probably BMNH 19022
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Curculionites brenthiformis n. sp.2 Cockerell 1920 snout beetle
BMNH 19007
? Baris palaeophilus n. sp.1 Cockerell 1920 snout beetle
BMNH 19016
Ophryastites gardneri n. sp.1 Cockerell 1920 snout beetle
BMNH 19000/19005
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Pelidnotites atavus n. gen. n. sp.1
Pelidnotites atavus n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1920 scarab beetle
BMNH 19004, 19037, ?19040
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Carabites gardneri n. sp.1 Cockerell 1920 ground beetle
BMNH 19010, 19009, 19011, 19012, 19013, 19019
Carabites cuneatus n. sp.2 Cockerell 1920 ground beetle
BMNH 19014
Carabites parallelus n. sp.2 Cockerell 1920 ground beetle
BMNH 18999
Carabites peracutus n. sp.2 Cockerell 1920 ground beetle
BMNH 19018