Gergovia (Lecoq collection) (Oligocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (45.7° N, 3.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 0.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Stampian (=Rupelian)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, white marl

• Large lake based on presence of ostracods, charophytes, and fish, as well as thickness of sediments (90-300 m) and wide distribution. Limagne Graben rift basin.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: collection of M. Lecoq

Primary reference: E. Oustalet. 1870. Recherches sur les insectes fossiles des terrains Tertiaires de la France, première partie, insectes fossiles de l'Auvergne. Annales des Sciences Géologiques, Paris 2(3):1-178 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 152486: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.11.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Brachycerus lecoquii n. sp." = Brachycerus lecoqui
"Brachycerus lecoquii n. sp." = Brachycerus lecoqui Oustalet 1870 snout beetle
 Trichoptera - Limnephilidae
"Phryganea corentiana" = Indusia tubulosa
"Phryganea corentiana" = Indusia tubulosa Bosc 1805 caddisfly
Likely more widespread, but this is the only collection mentioned