Menat southeast outcrop (MNHN coll) (Paleocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (46.1° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Menat Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: crater lake; diatomite

• Volcanic Paleolake (maar) deposit
• spongo-diatomitic

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by A. Nel; reposited in the MNHN

• Also includes material in MNHN where collector not specified.

Primary reference: A. G. Kirejtshuk, A. Nel, and P. A. Kirejtshuk. 2016. Taxonomy of the reticulate beetles of the subfamily Cupedinae (Coleoptera: Archostemata), with a review of the historical development. Invertebrate Zoology 13(2):61-190 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188751: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 15.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
Cupedinae "indet. 2" Lacordaire 1857 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A52794
Cupedinae "indet. 3" Lacordaire 1857 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A52772
Cupes manifestus Kirejtshuk et al. 2010 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A52771, 52770, 57525
Cupes simillimus n. sp. Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A51120
Cupes distinctissimus n. sp. Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A51118
Menatops bartenevi n. sp. Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A57524
Mesocupes (Cainomerga) "sp. 1" Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A57518
Mesocupes (Cainomerga) spp. Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A52769, 57519
? Mesocupes (Cainomerga) "sp. 1" Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A52768
Mesocupes (Cainomerga) fraternus n. sp. Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 reticulated beetle
MNHN.F.A52773