Black Mine Road (Eocene of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (49.4° N, 120.6° W: paleocoordinates 54.1° N, 103.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vermilion Bluffs Shale Member (Allenby Formation), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• While the specific Allenby Formation locality where the specimen examined here was recovered has not been dated, an age of 52.08±0.12 million years old was estimated by U-Pb analysis of zircons for an exposure of the Vermilion Bluffs Shale at nearby Hospital Hill in Princeton (Moss et al. 2005).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Royal British Columbia Museum

Primary reference: S. B. Archibald and A. P. Rasnitsyn. 2018. Two new species of fossil Eomerope (Mecoptera: Eomeropidae) from the Ypresian Okanagan Highlands, far-western North America, and Eocene Holarctic dispersal of the genus. The Canadian Entomologist 150:393-403 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 193538: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.05.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Mecoptera - Eomeropidae
Eomerope simpkinsae n. sp. Archibald and Rasnitsyn 2018 scorpionfly