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Menat (Piton collection) (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 (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: crater lake; diatomite

• Volcanic Paleolake (maar) deposit
• spongo-diatomitic

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by Piton; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: L. Piton. 1940. Paléontologie du Gisement Éocéne de Menat (Puy-de-Dôme) (Flore et Faune) 1-303 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113685: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 04.08.2011, edited by Philip Mannion

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