Rio Rubielos 3 (MPZ coll) (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (40.2° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.3° N, 2.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Orleanian (20.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified, gray, carbonaceous mudstone

• Lake probably ~5 km across. Lake probably ~5 km across. Basin related to activity of major ENE-WSW to NE-SW striking faults. Basin structure explained as a result of early-middle Miocene reactivation of basin-bounding fractures as normal faults.
• Laminated gray mudstones (oil shales) and interbedded rhythmite beds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: MPZ (Museo de Paleontologia de la Universidad de Zaragoza)

Primary reference: E. Peñalver and M. S. Engel. 2006. Two wasp families rare in the fossil record (Hymenoptera): Perilampidae and Megaspilidae from the Miocene of Spain. American Museum Novitates 3540 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138802: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Torymidae
"Perilampus renzii n. sp." = Palaeotorymus renzii
"Perilampus renzii n. sp." = Palaeotorymus renzii Peñalver and Engel 2006 chalcid wasp