Lake Chambon (Theobald coll) (Pliocene of France)

Also known as Lac Chambon

Where: France (45.6° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 2.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• "Early Villafranchian"

Environment/lithology: crater lake; diatomite and volcaniclastic

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by N. Théobald; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: L. Piton and N. Théobald. 1935. La faune entomologique des gisements Mio-Pliocènes du Massif Central. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne (N. S.) 1:65-104 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138769: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Cercopidae
Cicadellites theobaldi Piton 1935 froghopper
Theobald 10
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formica pitoni n. sp., "Erebomyrma antiqua" = Carebara antiqua
Formica pitoni n. sp. Théobald 1935 ant
Theobald 11
"Erebomyrma antiqua" = Carebara antiqua Mayr 1868 ant
Theobald 7
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Donacia tenuipunctata n. sp. Théobald 1935 leaf beetle
Theobald 12
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Coniatus scudderi n. sp. Théobald 1935 snout beetle
Theobald 13
Lachnopus robustus n. sp. Théobald 1935 snout beetle
Theobald 8/8a
Phyllobius incertus n. sp. Théobald 1935 snout beetle
Theobald 4/4a
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Plecia sp. Wiedemann 1823 love bug
Theobald 5