Eckfeld Maar (NHMN 1994 collection) (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Eifel, Germany (50.1° N, 6.8° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° N, 2.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP 13 zone, Eifel Formation, MP 13 (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• The Eifel is the German part of the outcropping Variscan Basement west of the river Rhine and nort of the river Mosel.

•"MP 13... recently dated at 44.3 +/- 0.4 million years BP (Mertz et al. 2000)" (Franzen 2004)

•Insects come mostly from teo horizons near marker horizon HT & KaLH

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crater lake; siltstone and shale

• "a small freshwater [crater] lake a few hundred meters in diameter" (Franzen 2004)
• ...laminitic "oilshales" and siltstones... with frequent turbiditic intercalations... plant macrofossils are ... distributed throughout the sequence under investigation. ... coarse and robust plant debris such as wood fragments and large fruits/seeds is concentrated in the turbiditic layers. (Wilde and Frankenhauser 1998).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, original carbon

Collected in 1994

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

• Repository: Nautrhistorisches Museum Mainz

Primary reference: T. Wappler. 2003. Systematik, Phylogenie, Taphonomie und Paläoökologie der Insekten aus dem Mittel-Eozän des Eckfelder Maares, Vulkaneifel. Clausthaler Geowissenschaften 2:1-241 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135644: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 30.10.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Ricaniidae
Ricaniidae "indet. 1" Amyot and Audinet-Serville 1843 planthopper
NHMM PE1994/190 LS
 Hemiptera - Tettigarctidae
Tettigarctidae indet. Distant 1905 hairy cicada
NHMM PE1994/11 LS
 Hemiptera - Lygaeidae
Lygaeidae "indet. 3" Schilling 1829 milkweed bug
NHMM PE1994/182 LS
 Hemiptera - Pentatomidae
Pentatomidae "indet. 1" Leach 1815 stink bug
NHMM PE1994/184 a+b
 Hemiptera - Cydnidae
Cydnidae "indet. 4" Billberg 1820 burrowing bug
NHMM PE1994/180
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Oecophylla eckfeldiana Dlussky et al. 2008 weaver ant
NHMM PE-1994/159, 160, 162, 186
 Coleoptera - Dermestidae
? Attagenus sp. Latreille 1802 skin beetle
NHMM PE1994/36, 51
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
Buprestinae "indet. 4" Leach 1815 jewel beetle
NHMM PE1994/25
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Lanelater nicoleae Wappler 2003 click beetle
NHMM PE1994/79
Macropunctum eckfeldi Tröster 1992 click beetle
NHMM PE1994/83
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Staphylinidae indet. Latreille 1802 rove beetle
NHMM PE1994/193
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Cerambycidae "indet. 1" Latreille 1802 longhorned beetle
NHMM PE1994/71
Cerambycidae indet. Latreille 1802 longhorned beetle
NHMM 1994/34
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Eosagra sp. Haupt 1950 frog-legged beetle
NHMM 1994/127
Lamprosomatinae indet. Lacordaire 1848 leaf beetle
NHMM PE1994/142
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Curculionini indet. Latreille 1802 snout beetle
NHMM PE1994/93
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
Brentinae "indet. 2" Billberg 1820 weevil
NHMM PE1994/4
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Aphodiinae "indet. 2" Leach 1815 scarab beetle
NHMM PE1994 136, 45
Melolonthinae indet. Leach 1817 scarab beetle
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
Cupedidae "indet. 2" Laporte 1836 reticulated beetle
NHMM PE1994/194 a+b