Odrowaz (Jurassic of Poland)

Where: Swietokrzyskie, Poland (51.1° N, 20.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 18.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Zagaje Formation, Hettangian (201.3 - 199.3 Ma)

• "Zagaje Series"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified, gray, yellow, sandy mudstone

• Fluvial complex deposited by branching and meandering rivers and at a flood-plain with back swamps and oxbow lakes. "Most probably such a poor state of preservation could be the result of transportation of the insect by water during flood after its death." Popov, 1996

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Zherikhin & Wegierek in 1990, 1991

• Housed in the Museum of Nature of the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Krak√≥w.

Primary reference: Y. A. Popov. 1996. The first record of a fossil water bug from the Lower Jurassic of Poland (Heteroptera: Nepomoprha: Belostomatidae). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 65:101-105 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123446: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 23.01.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Belostomatidae
Odrowazicoris polonicus n. gen. n. sp.
Odrowazicoris polonicus n. gen. n. sp. Popov 1996 giant water bug
MPK 5/2
 Dicondylia -
Blattodea indet. Latreille 1810 cockroach
MPK 5/54
 Dicondylia - Blattulidae
? Blattulidae indet. Vishnyakova 1982 winged insect
MPK 5/1
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
 Coleoptera - Permosynidae
? Artematopodites spp. Ponomarenko 1990 beetle
MPK 5/36, 39, 40
Hydrobiites sp. Heer 1865 beetle
MPK 5/10, 13, 17, 22, 25, 33
 Coleoptera -
? Polysitum sp. Dunstan 1923 beetle
MPK 5/14, 29
Memptus sp. Handlirsch 1906 beetle
MPK 5/44
? Caraboidea indet. Latreille 1802 beetle
MPK 5/12, 15
 Coleoptera - Schizophoridae
? Schizophoridae indet. Ponomarenko 1968 beetle
MPK 5/4,5, 8, 20, 35
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
Notocupes sp. Ponomarenko 1964 reticulated beetle
MPK 5/6