Joursac (Musée Rames 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

Collection methods: Repository: Musée Rames à Aurillac

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 138766: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Acanthosomatidae
Acanthosoma joursacensis Piton 1933 shield bug
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Lasius crispus n. sp. Théobald 1935 ant
 Diptera - Bibionidae
"Bibio joursacencis n. sp." = Bibio joursacensis
"Bibio joursacencis n. sp." = Bibio joursacensis Théobald 1935 march fly