Charentese Amber, Fouras (MNHN collection) (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Bois-Vert

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (46.0° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 34.8° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)

• In lithological subunit B2ms

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

• "very shallow environment, in a coastal estuarine context"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: amber

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: V. Perrichot, A. Nel, D. Néraudeau, S. Lacau, and T. Guyot. 2007. New fossil ants in French Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Naturwissenschaften 95:91-97 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138328: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Sphecomyrmodes occidentalis n. sp." = Gerontoformica occidentalis
"Sphecomyrmodes occidentalis n. sp." = Gerontoformica occidentalis Perrichot et al. 2007 ant
MNHN FRS 4.4, 4.3