Evacuation Creek, Watson (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Utah (39.9° N, 109.2° W: paleocoordinates 43.8° N, 95.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Evacuation Creek Formation, Bridgerian (50.3 - 46.2 Ma)

• Evacuation Creek Formation, Green River shales

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by F.M. Carpenter, C.T. Parsons

Primary reference: F. M. Carpenter. 1955. An Eocene Bittacus (Mecoptera). Psyche 61:39-41 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122882: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Mecoptera - Bittacidae
Bittacus egestionis n. sp. Carpenter 1955 hangingfly
MCZ 4921