Central Pacific Railroad shaft, Elko (Eocene to of the United States)

Where: Nevada (41.1° N, 115.5° W: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 108.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Elko Formation, Late/Upper Eocene to Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 28.4 Ma)

• Elko Formation oil shale

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, carbonaceous shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collected by S.W. Garman; reposited in the MCZ

Primary reference: F. M. Carpenter. 1930. The Fossil Ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 70:1-66 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Kosnik]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138653: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Pseudocamponotus elkoanus n. gen. n. sp. Carpenter 1930 ant
MCZ 2940