Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (Milne-Edwards coll) (Miocene of France)

Also known as Saint Gérand le Puy

Where: France (46.3° N, 3.5° E: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Indusial Limestone Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified sandstone

• The deposits of St-Gérand-le-Puy are part of the infill of the Limagne Basin, a rift basin the origin of which is related to the alpine orogeny. Likely a brackish/hypersaline lake environment.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Alphonse Milne-Edwards

Primary reference: E. Oustalet. 1870. Recherches sur les insectes fossiles des terrains Tertiaires de la France, première partie, insectes fossiles de l'Auvergne. Annales des Sciences Géologiques, Paris 2(3):1-178 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 152490: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.11.2013, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Trichoptera - Limnephilidae
"Phryganea gerandiana n. sp." = Indusia tubulosa
"Phryganea gerandiana n. sp." = Indusia tubulosa Bosc 1805 caddisfly
 Neuroptera - Myrmeleontidae
"Ascalaphus edwardsii n. sp." = Ricartus edwardsi
"Ascalaphus edwardsii n. sp." = Ricartus edwardsi Oustalet 1870 antlion
Aves
 Charadriiformes -
Laromorphae indet.1 De Pietri et al. 2011 shorebird
 Charadriiformes - Laricolidae
Laricola robusta n. sp.1 De Pietri et al. 2011 shorebird
Laricola elegans1 Milne-Edwards 1867 shorebird
Laricola intermedia n. sp.1 De Pietri et al. 2011 shorebird
Laricola desnoyersii1 Milne-Edwards 1863 shorebird
Laricola totanoides1 Milne-Edwards 1867 shorebird
 Charadriiformes -
Sternalara milneedwardsi n. sp.1 De Pietri et al. 2011 shorebird
Sternalara minuta n. gen. n. sp.1 De Pietri et al. 2011 shorebird
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae