Boryslawia (Pleistocene of Ukraine)

Where: Ukraine (49.3° N, 23.4° E: paleocoordinates 49.3° N, 23.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, carbonaceous siltstone

• Bituminous (oil-impregnated) silts with ~35% organic matter

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original chitin

Reposited in the NHMW

• Repository: Lomnicki's collection is at Lviv Museum (some specimens in d'Orchymont's collection in Brussels) according to Angus (1973). A few specimens in Geologisch-Pal√§ontologischen Abteilung of NHMW (listed by Ponomarenko & Schultz, 1988).

Primary reference: A. M. Lomnicki. 1894. PleistoceŇĄskie owady z Boryslawia. Muzeum Imienia Dzieduszyckich we Lwowie 4:1-116 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 153476: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 21.12.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Corixidae
"Corisa boryslavica n. sp." = Corixa boryslavica, "Corisa glacialis n. sp." = Corixa glacialis, "Corisa ozokeritica n. sp." = Sigara (Callicorixa) producta, "Corisa (Glaenocorisa) horvathi n. sp." = Sigara (Arctocorisa) horvathi
"Corisa boryslavica n. sp." = Corixa boryslavica Lomnicki 1894 water boatman
"Corisa glacialis n. sp." = Corixa glacialis Lomnicki 1894 water boatman
"Corisa ozokeritica n. sp." = Sigara (Callicorixa) producta Reuter 1880 water boatman
NHMW 1907/21
"Corisa (Glaenocorisa) horvathi n. sp." = Sigara (Arctocorisa) horvathi Lomnicki 1894 water boatman
 Orthoptera - Acrididae
Stenobothrus sp. Fischer 1853 short-horned grasshopper
 Coleoptera - Dryopidae
Parnus prolifericornis Fabricius 1792 long toed water beetle
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Sphaeridium scarabaeoides Linnaeus 1758 water scavenger beetle
"Philhydrus pleistocenicus n. sp." = Enochrus pleistocenicus Lomnicki 1894 water scavenger beetle
Laccobius flachii n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 water scavenger beetle
Hydrobius fuscipes Linnaeus 1758 water scavenger beetle
 Coleoptera - Helophoridae
"Helophorus (Trichelophorus) pleistocenicus n. sp." = Helophorus (Gephelophorus) sibiricus, "Helophorus (Gephelophorus) lomnicki n. sp." = Helophorus (Gephelophorus) sibiricus2, "Helophorus (Meghelophorus) aquaticus" = Helophorus (Meghelophorus) aquaticus1, "Helophorus (Praehelephorus) dzieduszyckii n. sp." = Helophorus (Meghelophorus) aquaticus, "Helophorus (Rhopalhelophorus) kuwerti n. sp." = Helophorus oblongus, "Helophorus (Rhopalhelophorus) praenanus n. sp." = Helophorus praenanus, "Helophorus (Rhopalhelophorus) polonicus n. sp." = Helophorus praenanus
"Helophorus (Trichelophorus) pleistocenicus n. sp." = Helophorus (Gephelophorus) sibiricus Motschulsky 1860 water scavenger beetle
Paratype NHMW 1907/21; 107 specimens mentioned by Angus 1973
"Helophorus (Gephelophorus) lomnicki n. sp." = Helophorus (Gephelophorus) sibiricus2 Motschulsky 1860 water scavenger beetle
Part of Lomnicki's H. pleistocenicus
"Helophorus (Meghelophorus) aquaticus" = Helophorus (Meghelophorus) aquaticus1 Linnaeus 1758 water scavenger beetle
Lectotype of H. pleistocenicus var. obsoletus (in d'Orchymont coll.); others belong to Lomnicki's H. pleistocenicus or H. pleistocenus var. obsoletus material
"Helophorus (Praehelephorus) dzieduszyckii n. sp." = Helophorus (Meghelophorus) aquaticus Linnaeus 1758 water scavenger beetle
8 in Lviv collection, 1 in d'Orchymon collection
"Helophorus (Rhopalhelophorus) kuwerti n. sp." = Helophorus oblongus Le Conte 1850 water scavenger beetle
7 paratypes in NHMW 1907/21; 7 specimens including lectotype in Lviv; 1 paratype in d'Orchymont coll.
"Helophorus (Rhopalhelophorus) praenanus n. sp." = Helophorus praenanus Lomnicki 1894 water scavenger beetle
Paratype NHMW 1907/21; 23 specimens in Lviv; 1 in d'Orchymony coll.
"Helophorus (Rhopalhelophorus) polonicus n. sp." = Helophorus praenanus Lomnicki 1894 water scavenger beetle
 Coleoptera - Silphidae
Silpha (Blitophaga) reitteri n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 carrion beetle
Silpha (Blitophaga) vetusta n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 carrion beetle
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Gymnusa antiqua n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 rove beetle
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Donacia jaroslavii n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 leaf beetle
Psylliodes polonica n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 flea beetle
Chrysomela lichenis Richter 1820 leaf beetle
Chrysomela hilberi n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 leaf beetle
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Coniocleonus ferrugineus3, "Lepyrus frigidus n. sp." = Lepyrus nordenskjoeldi, "Otiorrhynchus uhligii n. sp." = Otiorhynchus obtusus, Otiorhynchus rugosus3, "Otiorrhynchus blanduloides n. sp." = Otiorhynchus blanduloides, Sitona ovipennis3, Donus nidensis3, Hypera glacialis n. sp., "Hypera praecomata n. sp." = Eremochorus concinnus
Coniocleonus ferrugineus3 Fahraeus 1842 snout beetle
"Lepyrus diluvianus" label of Lomnicki (unpublished)
"Lepyrus frigidus n. sp." = Lepyrus nordenskjoeldi Faust 1885 snout beetle
"Otiorrhynchus uhligii n. sp." = Otiorhynchus obtusus Boheman 1842 snout beetle
Otiorhynchus rugosus3 Hummel 1827 snout beetle
"Otiorrhynchus blanduloides n. sp." = Otiorhynchus blanduloides Lomnicki 1894 snout beetle
Sitona ovipennis3 Hochhuth 1851 snout beetle
ssp. borealis (part of Lomnicki's Hypera glacialis)
Donus nidensis3 Mazur and Petryszak 1981 snout beetle
part of Lomnicki's Hypera glacialis
Hypera glacialis n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 snout beetle
NHMW 1907/21
"Hypera praecomata n. sp." = Eremochorus concinnus Boheman 1842 snout beetle
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Aphodius boryslavicus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 scarab beetle
Aphodius rufipes Linnaeus 1758 night-flying dung beetle
Aphodius rhinocerontis n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 scarab beetle
Aphodius subater n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 scarab beetle
Aphodius granarius Linnaeus 1767 scarab beetle
Aphodius ruthenus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 scarab beetle
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Blethisa pleistocenica n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Carabus (Melancarabus) dzieduszyckii n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Carabus (Megadontus) praeviolaceus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Carabus maeandroides n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Carabus praearvensis n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Carabus kollari Palliardi 1825 ground beetle
var. comptus
Bembidium (Campa) boryslavicum n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Bembidium (Campa) subcontaminatum n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Harpalus pleistocenicus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Amara (Amara) subaenea n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Pterostichus (Cryobius) blanduloides n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Pterostichus (Steropus) aethiops Panzer 1797 ground beetle
Pterostichus (Pseudomaseus) anthracinus Illiger 1798 ground beetle
Amara (Cyrtonotus) boryslavica n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
"Diachila arctica" = Diacheila arctica Gyllenhal 1810 ground beetle
"Bembidium (Testidium) bipunctatum" = Bembidion bipunctatum Linnaeus 1761 ground beetle
Bembidium (Peryphus) tibiale Duftschmid 1812 ground beetle
Patrobus gasiorowskii n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 ground beetle
Platynus (Europhilus) micans Nicolai 1822 ground beetle
 Coleoptera - Dytiscidae
Rantus praesuturellus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
One at NHMW 1907/21; at least one other
Agabus corticeus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
NHMW 1907/21
Agabus reitteri n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Agabus niedzwiedzkii n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Agabus congeneroides n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
NHMW 1907/21
Agabus parvulus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Ilybius boryslavicus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Dytiscus lapponicus Gyllenhal 1808 predaceous diving beetle
at least 4 (from plates) and 1 var. brachypterus
Acilius praesulatus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Cymatopterus dolabratus Paykull 1798 predaceous diving beetle
Cymatopterus striatus Linnaeus 1758 predaceous diving beetle
Coelambus latefasciatus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Coelambus picipoides n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Coelambus niedzwiedzkii n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Coelambus dzieduszyckii n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Coelambus ganglbaueri n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Coelambus ozokeriticus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
One at NHMW 1907/21
Hydroporus (Oreodytes) borealis Gyllenhal 1826 predaceous diving beetle
Hydroporus praedorsalis n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Hydroporus praenivalis n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Hydroporus clessini n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
Hydroporus lapponum Gyllenhal 1808 predaceous diving beetle
Hydroporus subarcticus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
NHMW 1907/21
Hydroporus sandbergeri n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
NHMW 1907/21
Hydroporus praenigrita n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
NHMW 1907/21
Hydroporus pleistocenicus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 predaceous diving beetle
 Coleoptera - Gyrinidae
Gyrinus praeopacus n. sp., "Gyrinus praemarinus n. sp." = Gyrinus marinus
Gyrinus praeopacus n. sp. Lomnicki 1894 whirligig beetle
NHMW 1907/21
"Gyrinus praemarinus n. sp." = Gyrinus marinus Gyllenhal 1808 whirligig beetle
NHMW 1907/21
 Diptera - Muscidae
Muscidae indet. Latreille 1802 house fly
 Diptera - Dolichopodidae
Chrysotus sp. Meigen 1824 long-legged fly
 Lepidoptera -
Noctuites sp.4 Heer 1849 moth