Geiseltal (Halle collection) (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.3° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• The coallayer is at the border of Cusien to Lutetian

•Franzen & Haubold 1986: lower Middle Eocene

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; lignite and shale

• Geiseltal comes from a swampy environment. Subsidence caused by dissolution of underlying salts and anhydrite ("volcanic basin" is the closest tectonic setting category).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Voigt, Pongracz in 1929-1931

Collection methods: bulk,

• Repository: Geologisches Institut Halle (some specimens or counterparts at Hungarian National Museum)

Primary reference: A. Pongrácz. 1935. Die eozäne Insektenfauna des Geiseltales. Nova Acta Leopoldina 2:485-572 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155693: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.04.2014, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Nogodinidae
Lithopsis major n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 planthopper
 Dicondylia -
Blattodea indet. Latreille 1810 cockroach
 Blattodea - Termitidae
Termes sp. Linnaeus 1758 termite
No. 1, 2
 Blattodea - Blaberidae
Eolampra longicauda n. gen. n. sp., Epilampra sp., "? Leucophaea sp." = Pycnoscelus
Eolampra longicauda n. gen. n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 giant cockroach
Epilampra sp. Burmeister 1838 giant cockroach
No. 5
"? Leucophaea sp." = Pycnoscelus Scudder 1862 giant cockroach
No. 3
 Dicondylia -
Orthoptera indet. Olivier 1789 grasshopper
No. 6
 Orthoptera - Tetrigidae
Tetrix sp. Latreille 1802 pygmy grasshopper
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
"Eoanthaxites irregularis n. sp." = Anthaxia viridicyanea2, "Eoanthaxites unicolor n. sp." = Anthaxia haupti2, "Coroebus carniolicus n. sp." = Anthaxia carniolica, Eurythyrea sp., Eurythyrea bilyi n. sp.3, Buprestis sp., "Rhabdoglyptus auratostriatus n. sp." = Buprestis auratostriata2, Buprestis pongraczi n. sp.3, "Eolampetis griseomicans n. sp." = Buprestis griseomicans2, "Rhabdoglyptus seorsus n. sp." = Buprestis seorsus2, "Rhabdoglyptus viridistriatus n. sp." = Buprestis viridistriatus2, Buprestis margineaurata n. sp.3, "Buprestis (Cypriacis) hauboldi n. sp." = Buprestis hauboldi3, "Glaphyroptera" sp., ? Buprestites sp., Buprestites sp., Buprestites obscura n. sp., Buprestites goniaspis n. sp., "Perotis minnae" = Buprestites minnae, Buprestites aeneoviolacea n. sp., Buprestites splendida n. sp., Cinyra pulchella n. sp.3, Dicerca punctatosulcata n. sp., Dicerca acanthoptera n. sp., Polybothris antiquus n. sp., Psiloptera sp., Psiloptera granulata n. sp., "Stizonotus eximius n. sp." = Psiloptera eximia2, "Taenionotus fasciatus n. sp." = Psiloptera fasciata2, "Eochalcophora transversovittata n. sp." = Psiloptera transversovittata2, "Eochalcophora abbreviata n. sp." = Psiloptera transversovittata2, "Stizonotus signatus n. sp." = Psiloptera signata2, "Ancylocheira acroptera n. sp." = Psiloptera acroptera, "Eolampetis schulzi n. sp." = Psiloptera schulzi2, Psiloptera incerta n. sp.3, "Taenionotus maculatus n. sp." = Psiloptera maculata2, "Stizonotus marmoratus n. sp." = Psiloptera haupti2, Psiloptera chrysochlora n. sp., Psiloptera zeuneri n. sp., "Eolampetis weigelti n. gen. n. sp." = Lampetis weigelti, "Eolampetis micans n. sp." = Lampetis weigelti2, "Iridotaenia primordialis n. sp." = Chrysodema primordialis, "Iridotaenia voigti n. sp." = Chrysodema primordialis, Microjulodis auratus n. gen. n. sp.2, Archelater aeneoviridis n. sp., Archelater rutilogrammus n. sp., Archelater megaloprepus n. sp., Archelater major n. sp.
"Eoanthaxites irregularis n. sp." = Anthaxia viridicyanea2 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 1609
"Eoanthaxites unicolor n. sp." = Anthaxia haupti2 Bílý 1995 jewel beetle
Nr. 1644, 2105, 3890, 5806
"Coroebus carniolicus n. sp." = Anthaxia carniolica Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
3 additional in Haupt, 1950 (Nr. 1229, 3727, 3883)
Eurythyrea sp. Dejean 1833 jewel beetle
Eurythyrea bilyi n. sp.3 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 2345, 2619, 3145
Buprestis sp. Linnaeus 1758 jewel beetle
"Rhabdoglyptus auratostriatus n. sp." = Buprestis auratostriata2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 2202; Nr. 1633 in Weidlich 1987
Buprestis pongraczi n. sp.3 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 2648
"Eolampetis griseomicans n. sp." = Buprestis griseomicans2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 5820, 2005; Weidlich lists 11 specimens
"Rhabdoglyptus seorsus n. sp." = Buprestis seorsus2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 1984
"Rhabdoglyptus viridistriatus n. sp." = Buprestis viridistriatus2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 3536
Buprestis margineaurata n. sp.3 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 2386, 2187
"Buprestis (Cypriacis) hauboldi n. sp." = Buprestis hauboldi3 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 2126
"Glaphyroptera" sp. Heer 1852 jewel beetle
? Buprestites sp. Heer 1847 jewel beetle
No. 26
Buprestites sp. Heer 1847 jewel beetle
Buprestites obscura n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Buprestites goniaspis n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
"Perotis minnae" = Buprestites minnae Giebel 1856 jewel beetle
No. 25
Buprestites aeneoviolacea n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Buprestites splendida n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Cinyra pulchella n. sp.3 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 1712
Dicerca punctatosulcata n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Dicerca acanthoptera n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Polybothris antiquus n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
No. 36
Psiloptera sp. Dejean 1833 jewel beetle
Psiloptera granulata n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
"Stizonotus eximius n. sp." = Psiloptera eximia2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 1213
"Taenionotus fasciatus n. sp." = Psiloptera fasciata2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 2197 (Weidlich also lists 2069)
"Eochalcophora transversovittata n. sp." = Psiloptera transversovittata2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 1615 (Weidlich has 17 specimens, including E. abbreviata)
"Eochalcophora abbreviata n. sp." = Psiloptera transversovittata2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 1912, 2063, 3127, 3384, 3731, 3970, 5861, 5875, 3334/Inv. Nr. 5085
"Stizonotus signatus n. sp." = Psiloptera signata2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 3757
"Ancylocheira acroptera n. sp." = Psiloptera acroptera Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
No. 22 and two unnumbered; Nr. 1718, 2026, 3506 in Haupt, 1950 (Weidlich lists 29 specimens)
"Eolampetis schulzi n. sp." = Psiloptera schulzi2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 2266, 3887, 5820
Psiloptera incerta n. sp.3 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 1274, 1853, 2542
"Taenionotus maculatus n. sp." = Psiloptera maculata2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Nr. 3563
"Stizonotus marmoratus n. sp." = Psiloptera haupti2 Weidlich 1987 jewel beetle
Nr. 1653, 3972 (Weidlich lists 7 specimens)
Psiloptera chrysochlora n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Psiloptera zeuneri n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
"Eolampetis weigelti n. gen. n. sp." = Lampetis weigelti Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
No. 28-33, 35; Nr. 1763, 3814, 3818 in Haupt 1950; Weidlich lists 48 specimens including 1756
"Eolampetis micans n. sp." = Lampetis weigelti2 Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Nr. 1746
"Iridotaenia primordialis n. sp." = Chrysodema primordialis Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Nr. 1793 in Weidlich 1987 (Weidlich has 42 specimens, presumably including 1 type of I. voigti)
"Iridotaenia voigti n. sp." = Chrysodema primordialis Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
Microjulodis auratus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 jewel beetle
Archelater aeneoviridis n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
No. 38/41, 40, 57
Archelater rutilogrammus n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
No. 42/43, 59
Archelater megaloprepus n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
No. 34/37
Archelater major n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 jewel beetle
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Elater sp. Linnaeus 1758 click beetle
Eopyrophorus mixtus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 click beetle
At least one specimen
 Coleoptera - Agyrtidae
Eosilphites decoratus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 primitive carrion beetle
Nr. 1839
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Tenebrionidae indet., Parakeleusticus postumus n. gen. n. sp.2, Rhinohelaeites longipes n. gen. n. sp.2, Eohelaeus sublaevis n. sp.2, Eohelaeus perpunctatus n. sp.2, Anthracohelops minutus n. sp.2, Anthracohelops gigas n. sp.2, Helops sp., Eodromus punctatostriatus n. sp.2, "Eodromus aeneocupreus n. sp." = Eodromus agilis, Eodromus punctatosulcatus n. sp., Eodromus helopoides n. sp.2, "Pyrochalcaspis giseltalensis n. gen. n. sp." = Pyrochalcaspis geiseltalensis2, Paropiophorus nitidus n. gen. n. sp.2, "Eocallidium rugulosus n. gen. n. sp." = Eocallidium rugulosum2, Eoallognosis punctulatus n. sp.2, Eoallognosis undulatus n. sp.2, Eoallognosis limbellus n. sp.2, Mimohelops venosus n. gen. n. sp.2, Caryosoma rugosus n. gen. n. sp.2
Tenebrionidae indet. Latreille 1802 darkling beetle
Parakeleusticus postumus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1842
Rhinohelaeites longipes n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1264, 1817, 3512, 3549
Eohelaeus sublaevis n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1669
Eohelaeus perpunctatus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 2171
Anthracohelops minutus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1232, 1749
Anthracohelops gigas n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 3186
Helops sp. Fabricius 1775 darkling beetle
Eodromus punctatostriatus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1623, 1884, 2116, 2119, 1673, 1954, 2174, 2304, 2585, 2637, two unnumbered
"Eodromus aeneocupreus n. sp." = Eodromus agilis Meunier 1921 darkling beetle
No. 14-21; Nr. 1867, 1812, 2102, 3507, 2192, 2458, 1727 in Haupt 1950 (as E. agilis)
Eodromus punctatosulcatus n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 darkling beetle
Eodromus helopoides n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 2298, 2188
"Pyrochalcaspis giseltalensis n. gen. n. sp." = Pyrochalcaspis geiseltalensis2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Inv. Nr. 5050, 3591, 5086, 5066, 1790, 1786; Nr. 2582, 2011, 2634, 1777, 2669, 1991
Paropiophorus nitidus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1710
"Eocallidium rugulosus n. gen. n. sp." = Eocallidium rugulosum2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1678
Eoallognosis punctulatus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 2474
Eoallognosis undulatus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 2689, 1905, 2480, 2507, 5816
Eoallognosis limbellus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1247
Mimohelops venosus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Nr. 1275, 1659, 2110, 2710, 3383
Caryosoma rugosus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 darkling beetle
Inv. Nr. 3373, 5010
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Cerambycidae indet. Latreille 1802 longhorned beetle
No. 47, 56/58, 61
Xyloeconites proavus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 longhorned beetle
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Donacia voigti n. sp.1, Donacia statzi n. sp.1, Donacia weigelti n. sp.1, Acassidites separandus n. gen. n. sp.2, ? Cassida sp., Eocassida longula n. gen. n. sp.2, Callistaspis punctatus n. gen. n. sp.2, Mesomphalia gemmaspis n. sp., Eosagra subparallela n. sp.2, Eosagra obliquata n. sp.2, Halocoleus cameratus n. gen. n. sp.2, Gonocelis notatus n. gen. n. sp.2, Eochrysomela ornata n. gen. n. sp.2, Eoeumolpinus azureoviridis n. gen. n. sp.2
Donacia voigti n. sp.1 Goecke 1943 leaf beetle
Donacia statzi n. sp.1 Goecke 1943 leaf beetle
Donacia weigelti n. sp.1 Goecke 1943 leaf beetle
Acassidites separandus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 tortoise beetle
Nr. 1526
? Cassida sp. Linnaeus 1758 tortoise beetle
No. 62
Eocassida longula n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 tortoise beetle
Callistaspis punctatus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 tortoise beetle
Nr. 1831, 1711, 2136, 2165
Mesomphalia gemmaspis n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 tortoise beetle
Eosagra subparallela n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 frog-legged beetle
Nr. 2485, 3303, 2638, 2062, 1249, 1858, 2205, 2302, 2654, 2720, 3385
Eosagra obliquata n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 frog-legged beetle
Nr. 2610, 5871
Halocoleus cameratus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 leaf beetle
Gonocelis notatus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 leaf beetle
Eochrysomela ornata n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 leaf beetle
Eoeumolpinus azureoviridis n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 leaf beetle
Nr. 3852
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
? Rhynchophorus sp. Herbst 1795 snout beetle
Cryptorrhynchites sculpturatus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 snout beetle
Unnumbered and Nr. 5815
Curculionites punctillatus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 snout beetle
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Eophyllocerus scrobiculatus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 scarab beetle
Nr. 1218, 1722, 1801, 1872, 1916, 2005, 2241, 2248, 2290, 2335, 2349, 2426, 2592, 2718
Eophyllocerus glaucinus n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 scarab beetle
Nr. 2621, 2297
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
? Carabidae indet. Latreille 1802 ground beetle
? Carabus sp. Linnaeus 1758 ground beetle
Poecilus virgatus n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 ground beetle
No. 7, 8, 59
? Pristonychus sp. Dejean 1828 ground beetle
 Coleoptera -
Lecanopteryx miranda n. gen. n. sp.2, Eumecoleus tenuis n. gen. n. sp.2
Lecanopteryx miranda n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 beetle
Nr. 1846, 1867, 3557
Eumecoleus tenuis n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 beetle
Nr. 2365,1203, 1216, 1217, 1294, 1698, 2163, 2178, 3174
 Strepsiptera -
Pseudococcites eocaenicus n. gen. n. sp.2
Pseudococcites eocaenicus n. gen. n. sp.2 Haupt 1950 twisted-winged parasite
found in the gut of Eopyrophorus sp.
 Neuroptera - Hemerobiidae
? Bothromicromus sp. Scudder 1878 brown lacewing
 Odonata - Thaumatoneuridae
Eothaumatoneura ptychoptera n. gen. n. sp. Pongrácz 1935 damselfly
No. 9-13