BGS collection MPA 23087, borehole YWB10, Elsing (Pleistocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: Norfolk, United Kingdom (52.7° N, 1.0° E: paleocoordinates 52.7° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• 17.75-19.70 m depth, Ipswichian (c. 130-120 ka)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; unlithified, carbonaceous siltstone

• Accumulation where a flowing stream or river entered a lake, and many of the other arthropods in the same sample assemblages belong to groups with aquatic larvae (chironomids, ephydrids) or otherwise associated with damp places.
• Soft, unctuous and slightly fetid peaty silts

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original chitin

Reposited in the BGS

Primary reference: R. W. Crosskey and B. J. Taylor. 1986. Fossil blackflies from Pleistocene interglacial deposits in Norfolk, England (Diptera: Simuliidae). Systematic Entomology 11:401-412 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140307: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Simuliidae
Simulium sp. Latreille 1802 black fly
MPK 5074, 5075