Joursac (Marty coll) (Miocene of France)

Where: France (45.1° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 45.4° N, 2.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Cinérites de Joursac, dated about 8.5 Ma

Environment/lithology: crater lake; lithified, tuffaceous mudstone

• Cinérites

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by P. Marty; reposited in the MNHN

• Repository: not stated; presumably now in MNHN

Primary reference: L. Piton and N. Théobald. 1935. La faune entomologique des gisements Mio-Pliocènes du Massif Central. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne (N. S.) 1:65-104 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138763: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formica cantalica n. sp. Piton 1935 ant
Camponotus obesus n. sp. Piton 1935 ant
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
Damarsilia martyi n. sp. Piton 1935 jewel beetle
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Carabus foveolatus n. sp. Piton 1935 ground beetle