Florissant (Melander Collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Teller County, Colorado (38.9° N, 105.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 97.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Florissant Formation, Chadronian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, diatomaceous, tuffaceous shale

• "shales"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Purchased by A.L. Melander at the Museum at Florissant fossil beds

Primary reference: A. L. Melander. 1946. Some fossil Diptera from Florissant, Colorado. Psyche 53:43-48 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140496: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Tabanidae
Silvius merychippi Cockerell 1916 deer fly