Gold Run mine (Pleistocene of Canada)

Where: Yukon, Canada (63.7° N, 138.6° W: paleocoordinates 63.7° N, 138.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ionian (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• 200 mm above the Gold Run tephra. Glass-isothermal plateau fission track dating indicates that the Gold Run tephra is 735+/-88 ka.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified conglomerate

• Macrofossil plant and insect remains indicate a shrub–tundra palaeohabitat dominated by dwarf birch and willow
• Glacial diamict with a sandy silt matrix

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original chitin

Collection methods: Repository: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Primary reference: M. E. McNamara, V. Saranathan, E. R. Locatelli, H. Noh, D. E. G. Briggs, P. J. Orr, and H. Cao. 2014. Cryptic iridescence in a fossil weevil generated by single diamond photonic crystals. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11(20140736):1-8 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 161444: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Hypera diversipunctata Schrank 1798 snout beetle