Binagady asphalt lake (Bogachev collection) (Pleistocene of Azerbaijan)

Where: Azerbaijan (40.5° N, 49.8° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 49.8° 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: tar; poorly lithified tar

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A.V. Bogachev in 1938-1941

• Repository: Zoological Institute of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Baku

Primary reference: A. A. Richter. 1947. Nekopaemye zlatki iz binagadinskikh kirovykh sloev (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Doklady Akademii Nauk Armyanskoy SSR 6:147-150 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 172753: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 20.08.2015

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
Perotis lugubris Fabricius 1777 jewel beetle
Sphenoptera bogatshevi n. sp. Richter 1947 metallic wood-boring beetle
Sphenoptera glabrata in Bogachev 1939
Sphenoptera martynovi n. sp. Richter 1947 metallic wood-boring beetle
nomen nudum in Bogachev 1940
Sphenoptera lapidaria Brullé 1832 metallic wood-boring beetle
Julodis faldermanni Mannerheim 1837 jewel beetle
 Coleoptera - Attelabidae
"Rhynchites martynovi n. sp." = Epirhynchites (Tshernyshevinius) auratus
"Rhynchites martynovi n. sp." = Epirhynchites (Tshernyshevinius) auratus Scopoli 1763 tooth-nosed snout weevil