Font-de-Benon Quarry, A1sl-A level (Cretaceous of France)

Also known as Charentese amber; French amber

Where: France (45.9° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 34.3° N, 2.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• Alsl2 (Als1-A) horizon, uppermost Albian according to Perrichot (2009)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collected by Eric Dépré; reposited in the MNHN

• Repository: Department of Geosciences at the University of Rennes

Primary reference: M. S. Engel, A. Nel, D. Azar, C. Soriano, P. Tafforeau, D. Néraudeau, J.P. Colin and V. Perrichot. 2011. New, primitive termites (Isoptera) from Early Cretaceous ambers of France and Lebanon. Palaeodiversity 4:39-49 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122469: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Veliidae
Arcantivelia petraudi n. gen. n. sp.10
Arcantivelia petraudi n. gen. n. sp.10 Solórzano Kraemer and Perrichot 2014 riffle bug
IGR.ARC-271.1
 Hemiptera - Mesoveliidae
Malenavelia videris n. gen. n. sp.10, ? Emilianovelia sp.10, Emilianovelia audax n. gen. n. sp.10
Malenavelia videris n. gen. n. sp.10 Solórzano Kraemer and Perrichot 2014 water treader
IGR.ARC-283.3, 283.1
? Emilianovelia sp.10 Solórzano Kraemer and Perrichot 2014 water treader
IGR.ARC-152.1
Emilianovelia audax n. gen. n. sp.10 Solórzano Kraemer and Perrichot 2014 water treader
IGR.ARC-148.1, 283.4, 148.3, 148.4
 Blattodea -
Isoptera "indet. 1" termite
IGR.ARC-383.2
Syagriotermes salomeae n. gen. n. sp. Engel et al. 2011 termite
Santonitermes chloeae n. gen. n. sp. Engel et al. 2011 termite
 Dermaptera - Pygidicranidae
Gallinympha walleri n. gen. n. sp.8
Gallinympha walleri n. gen. n. sp.8 Perrichot and Engel 2011 earwig
IGR.ARC-28.1
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Baikuris maximus n. sp.7 Perrichot 2015 ant
IGR.ARC-112.1
 Hymenoptera - Mymarommatidae
Mymarommatidae indet. Debauche 1948 false fairy wasp
In piece with Santonitermes
 Hymenoptera - Megalyridae
Megallica parva n. gen. n. sp.6
Megallica parva n. gen. n. sp.6 Perrichot 2009 wasp
MNHN-ARC-362.2
 Coleoptera - Bostrichidae
Stephanopachys vetus n. sp.5 Peris et al. 2014 false powderpost beetle
IGR.ARC-270
 Coleoptera - Belidae
Belidae indet. Schoenherr 1826 weevil
In piece with Santonitermes
 Coleoptera - Mesophyletidae
Antiquis opaque n. gen. n. sp.4
Antiquis opaque n. gen. n. sp.4 Peris et al. 2014 weevil
IGR.ARC-331.2
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Austroconops perrichoti n. sp.2, "Leptoconops daugeroni n. sp." = Leptoconops (Leptoconops) daugeroni1
Austroconops perrichoti n. sp.2 Dominiak et al. 2018 biting midge
IGR.ARC 226.3, 226.6, 261.3
"Leptoconops daugeroni n. sp." = Leptoconops (Leptoconops) daugeroni1 Choufani et al. 2011 biting midge
IGR.ARC-182.3, 182.2, 237.10, 333.1, 392.1
 Diptera -
Galloatherix incompletus n. gen. n. sp.3
Galloatherix incompletus n. gen. n. sp.3 Nel et al. 2014 fly
MNHN ARC 130
 Raphidioptera - Mesoraphidiidae
Mesoraphidiidae indet. Martynov 1925 snakefly
In piece with Santonitermes
Arachnida
 Araneae - Oonopidae
Orchestina gappi n. sp.9 Saupe et al. 2012 goblin spider
IGR.ARC-28.2