Radoboj (Montanistischen Collection) (Miocene of Croatia)

Where: Croatia (46.2° N, 15.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 15.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sarmatian (12.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• Likely early Sarmatian (MN7) in age, based on foraminifera (Bajraktarevic, 1984) and siliceous microfossils (Galovic, 2003) from localities in the vicinity of Krapina.

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• The deposits of Radoboj are marine deposits accumulated in a shallow epicontinental sea, possibly in a lagoon. In addition to insects, marine fish and algae have been found in Radoboj. The formation of the Pannonian Basin System commenced in the Early and the Middle Miocene as the consequence of the continental collision of the African (=Apulian) and European plates, and deposition in the entire basin was influenced by important extensional tectonics.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collection methods: K.K. mntanistischen Sammlung zu Wien

Primary reference: O. Heer. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Henschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflügler, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen 1-264 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 117761: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 26.09.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Aphididae
"Aphis morloti" = Greenidea morloti1, "Aphis macrostyla n. sp." = Greenidea macrostyla1
"Aphis morloti" = Greenidea morloti1 Heer 1853 aphid
"Aphis macrostyla n. sp." = Greenidea macrostyla1 Heer 1853 aphid
 Hemiptera - Cicadellidae
Acocephalus crassiusculus n. sp.1 Heer 1853 leafhopper
Typhlocyba bremii n. sp.1 Heer 1853 leafhopper
Tettigonia morio n. sp.1 Heer 1853 leafhopper
 Hemiptera - Cercopidae
"Aphrophora spumifera" = Ptyelus spumiferus1, Cicadellites nigriventris n. sp.1, Cicadellites pallidus n. sp.1, "Cercopis haidingeri" = Locrites haidingeri1, Cercopis fasciata1
"Aphrophora spumifera" = Ptyelus spumiferus1 Heer 1853 froghopper
Cicadellites nigriventris n. sp.1 Heer 1853 froghopper
Cicadellites pallidus n. sp.1 Heer 1853 froghopper
Occurs with Aphis morloti and Formica occultata
"Cercopis haidingeri" = Locrites haidingeri1 Heer 1853 froghopper
Cercopis fasciata1 Heer 1853 froghopper
 Hemiptera - Lygaeidae
Heterogaster troglodytes n. sp.1 Heer 1853 milkweed bug
 Hemiptera - Reduviidae
Nabis vagabunda n. sp.1 Heer 1853 assassin bug
Nabis livida1 Heer 1853 assassin bug
 Diptera -
Agromyza protogaea n. sp. Heer 1849 fly
Dipterites obsoleta n. gen. n. sp. Heer 1849 fly
Anthomyia latipennis n. sp. Heer 1849 fly
Anthomyia atavina n. sp. Heer 1849 fly
 Diptera - Syrphidae
Syrphus haidingeri n. sp., "Syrphus geminatus n. sp." = Platycheirus geminatus, "Syrphus freyeri n. sp." = Platycheirus freyeri
Syrphus haidingeri n. sp. Heer 1849 hover fly
"Syrphus geminatus n. sp." = Platycheirus geminatus Heer 1849 hover fly
"Syrphus freyeri n. sp." = Platycheirus freyeri Heer 1849 hover fly
 Diptera - Scathophagidae
Cordylura vetusta n. sp. Heer 1849 dung fly
 Diptera - Tephritidae
Psilites bella n. gen. n. sp.
Psilites bella n. gen. n. sp. Heer 1849 fruit fly
 Diptera - Asilidae
Asilus bicolor n. sp. Heer 1849 robber fly
 Diptera - Anisopodidae
"Rhyphus maculatus n. sp." = Sylvicola maculata, "Plecia lugubris n. sp." = Sylvicola lugubris
"Rhyphus maculatus n. sp." = Sylvicola maculata Heer 1849 wood gnat
"Plecia lugubris n. sp." = Sylvicola lugubris Heer 1849 wood gnat
 Diptera - Bibionidae
"Protomyia anthracina n. sp." = Penthetria anthracina, "Protomyia longa" = Penthetria longa, Bibiopsis murchisonii, "Bibiopsis brevicollis n. sp." = Penthetria brevicollis, "Protomyia bucklandi" = Plecia bucklandi, "Bibio morio n. sp." = Plecia morio, "Bibio incrassatus n. sp." = Plecia morio, Bibio lividus n. sp., Bibio gracilis, Bibio linearis n. sp., Bibio pinguis
"Protomyia anthracina n. sp." = Penthetria anthracina Heer 1849 march fly
"Protomyia longa" = Penthetria longa Heer 1849 march fly
Bibiopsis murchisonii Unger 1841 march fly
var. paulo major
"Bibiopsis brevicollis n. sp." = Penthetria brevicollis Heer 1849 march fly
"Protomyia bucklandi" = Plecia bucklandi Heer 1849 love bug
"Bibio morio n. sp." = Plecia morio Heer 1849 love bug
"Bibio incrassatus n. sp." = Plecia morio Heer 1849 love bug
Bibio lividus n. sp. Heer 1849 march fly
Bibio gracilis Unger 1841 march fly
Bibio linearis n. sp. Heer 1849 march fly
Bibio pinguis Heer 1849 march fly
var. paulo minor
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Mycetophila nana n. sp., Mycetophila pulchella n. sp., Mycetophila amoena n. sp., "Mycetophila meigeniana" = Gnoriste meigeniana2
Mycetophila nana n. sp. Heer 1849 fungus gnat
Mycetophila pulchella n. sp. Heer 1849 fungus gnat
Mycetophila amoena n. sp. Heer 1849 fungus gnat
"Mycetophila meigeniana" = Gnoriste meigeniana2 Heer 1856 fungus gnat
 Diptera - Sciaridae
Sciara minutula n. sp. Heer 1849 dark-winged fungus gnat
Sciara acuminata n. sp. Heer 1849 dark-winged fungus gnat
 Diptera - Limoniidae
"Limnobia debilis n. sp." = Gnophomyia debilis, Rhipidia extincta, Rhipidia propinqua n. sp., Rhipidia picta n. sp., "Limnobia vetusta n. sp." = Limonia vetusta, "Limnobia cingulata n. sp." = Limonia cingulata, "Limnobia tenuis n. sp." = Limonia tenuis
"Limnobia debilis n. sp." = Gnophomyia debilis Heer 1849 crane fly
Rhipidia extincta Unger 1841 crane fly
Rhipidia propinqua n. sp. Heer 1849 crane fly
Rhipidia picta n. sp. Heer 1849 crane fly
"Limnobia vetusta n. sp." = Limonia vetusta Heer 1849 crane fly
"Limnobia cingulata n. sp." = Limonia cingulata Heer 1849 crane fly
"Limnobia tenuis n. sp." = Limonia tenuis Heer 1849 crane fly
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula varia n. sp., "Tipula lineata n. sp." = Tipula heeriana, Tipula maculipennis, Tipula obtecta n. sp.
Tipula varia n. sp. Heer 1849 crane fly
"Tipula lineata n. sp." = Tipula heeriana Cockerell 1909 crane fly
Tipula maculipennis Heer 1849 crane fly
Tipula obtecta n. sp. Heer 1849 crane fly
 Lepidoptera -
Noctuites effosa n. sp., Noctuites haidingeri n. gen. n. sp.
Noctuites effosa n. sp. Heer 1849 moth
Noctuites haidingeri n. gen. n. sp. Heer 1849 moth
 Lepidoptera - Geometridae
"Phalaenites crenata n. sp." = Phalaenites crenatus, Phalaenites obsoleta n. sp.
"Phalaenites crenata n. sp." = Phalaenites crenatus Heer 1849 geometer moth
Phalaenites obsoleta n. sp. Heer 1849 geometer moth
 Lepidoptera - Pieridae
"Pierites freyeri n. gen. n. sp." = Pontia freyeri
"Pierites freyeri n. gen. n. sp." = Pontia freyeri Heer 1849 butterfly