Auxillac (Clermont-Ferrand coll) (Miocene of France)

Where: France (45.1° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.3° N, 2.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Diatoms suggest Late Miocene age (perhaps Early Pliocene), consistent with radiometric ages from Murat.

Environment/lithology: crater lake; lithified, carbonaceous diatomite

• "Randannite"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Institut de Géologie de Clermont-Ferrand

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 138772: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formica maculipennis n. sp. Théobald 1935 ant