Octon outcrops, Lodève basin (Permian of France)

Where: Languedoc, France (43.7° N, 3.3° E: paleocoordinates 0.8° N, 19.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Merifrons Member (Salagou Formation), Artinskian (290.1 - 279.3 Ma)

• Found just above the 500 marker beds, in the basal part of Merifrons Member. Upper part of Salagou Formation (Merifrons Member) is primarily Kungurian age but inferred to be Artinskian at its base, according to Michel et al. (2015), constrained by Artinskian radiometric ages in the underlying Octon Mb.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified siltstone

• Small ponds on a playa lake; Lodève Basin, half-graben
• Fossils found from rills & siltstone channels

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. Lapeyrie

• Repository: Musée Fleury. Lodève, France

Primary reference: J. Prokop, J. Szwedo, J. Lapeyrie, R. Garrouste, and A. Nel. 2015. New Middle Permian insects from Salagou Formation of the Lodève Basin in southern France (Insecta: Pterygota). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 51:14-51 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174411: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.11.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dicondylia -
Panorthoptera indet. Crampton 1928 winged insect
Ld LAP 549