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Florissant (Colorado Mus. Nat. History Collection) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Teller County, Colorado (38.9° N, 105.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 97.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Florissant Formation, Chadronian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified, diatomaceous, tuffaceous shale

• "shales"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the DMNH

• Repository: Colorado Museum of Natural History in Denver (now Denver Museum of Nature & Science)

Primary reference: C. T. Brues. 1910. The parasitic Hymenoptera of the Tertiary of Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College 44(1):3-125 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124527: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.02.2012, edited by Amy Delelli

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