Coll de Saig (Bellver de Cerdanya, MGBV collection) (Miocene to of Spain)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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

Collected by Villalta

• Repository: MGBV (Museo de Geologia de Barcelona, seccion de Paleontologia, collecion Villalta)

Primary reference: J. Fernández de Villalta. 1962. Dos coleópteros fósiles procedentes de la depresión de Cerdanya (Lérida). Estudios Geologicos 28:105-109 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140806: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
Chalcophora espanoli n. sp. Fernández de Villalta 1962 jewel beetle
Vilallta 3697/8
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Campalita deplanatum Heer 1860 ground beetle
IGUB 4240
 Trichoptera - Phryganeidae
Phryganea sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 large caddisfly
 Odonata - Lestidae
Lestes sp.1 Leach 1815 spread-winged damselfly
MGBV 10304
Lestes dianacompteae n. sp.2 Compte-Sart 2014 spread-winged damselfly
MGBV 9859 (one of Lestes sp. in Arillo & Bremond 1992)