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Corent (MNHN collection) (Oligocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (45.7° N, 3.2° E: paleocoordinates 45.0° N, 0.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rupelian (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• Stampian (=Rupelian)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, white marl

• Large lake based on presence of ostracods, charophytes, and fish, as well as thickness of sediments (90-300 m) and wide distribution. Limagne Graben rift basin.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the MNHN

• Deposited at the Museum of Corent, France

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 127630: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 19.05.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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