Auxillac (Piton coll) (Miocene of France)

Where: France (45.1° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.3° N, 2.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: crater lake; lithified, carbonaceous diatomite

• "Randannite"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by L. Piton; reposited in the MNHN

• Repository: not stated, presumably now 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 138771: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Formica sp. Linnaeus 1758 ant
Piton 45
Formica auxillacensis n. sp. Piton 1935 ant
Piton 44
 Coleoptera - Trogossitidae
Peltis minuscula n. sp. Piton 1935 bark gnawing beetle
Piton 46
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Curculionidae indet. Latreille 1802 snout beetle
Piton 47, 48
 Diptera - Tipulidae
Tipula maclurei Scudder 1894 crane fly
var. chervini; Piton 43