Chadrat, Auvergne (Oligocene of France)

Where: France (45.7° N, 3.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 0.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified marl

• Limagne rift basin.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: C. Brongniart. 1876. Un insecte fossile de la famille des Diptères trouvé a Chadrat (Auvergne) (Protomyia oustaleti). Annales des Sciences Géologiques, Paris 7(4):1-2 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139949: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Bibionidae
"Protomyia oustaleti n. sp." = Plecia oustaleti, Dilophus sp.
"Protomyia oustaleti n. sp." = Plecia oustaleti Brongniart 1876 love bug
Dilophus sp. Meigen 1803 march fly
MNHN Chadrat P10