Torrent de Vilella (Bellver de Cerdanya) (Miocene to of Spain)

Where: Lleida, Spain (42.4° N, 1.8° E: paleocoordinates 42.5° N, 1.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vallesian to Vallesian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified, diatomaceous, calcareous mudstone

• The Cerdanya basin was formed during dextral slip along the NE–SW La Tet fault (eastern Pyrenees) which formed a horsetail structure at its SW end.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: Repository: Private collection of Manel Llenas (CML, Barcelona) and Museo de Ciancias Naturales de Alava (MCNA)

Primary reference: V. M. Ortuño and A. Arillo. 1995. La entomofauna del Mioceno superior de la depresión ceretana (Lleida, NE de España). Coleópteros I. Boletín Geológico y Minero 106:407-414 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140801: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Tenebrionidae indet. Latreille 1802 darkling beetle
CML-003
 Coleoptera - Coccinellidae
"Scymninae indet." = Coccinellinae
"Scymninae indet." = Coccinellinae Latreille 1807 ladybug or ladybird
MCNA-5167