Beach near Agger, Baltic Amber: Priabonian, Denmark
collected by C. Hoffeins, H.W. Hoffeins

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta - Coleoptera - Aderidae
Palaeocnopus saeticornis Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
1 specimen
Hoffeins 25-1 (1 measurement)
Escalerosia igori Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
1 specimen
Hoffeins 1006-1 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Thysanoptera - Melanthripidae
Eocranothrips compacticornis n. sp. Schliephake 1999
Schliephake 1999 1 specimen
synonym of Melanothrips annulicornis
Hoffeins 23 (1 measurement)
see common names

Coordinates: 56.8° North, 8.2° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:55.5° North, 3.6° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
Stage:Priabonian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 3
Key time interval:Priabonian
Age range of interval:37.71000 - 33.90000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy comments: According to Aleksandrova and Zaporozhets (2008), the higher parts of the Prussian Formation (including the Blaue Erde or Blue Earth) belong to the Charlesdowniea clathrata angulosa dinocyst Zone. Based on its index species, this zone is concurrent to Zone W13 established in the Parisian basin (Châteauneuf and Gruas-Cavagnetto 1978), where it is correlated with nannoplankton zones NP18–NP21 (Powell, 1992) of the Priabonian. In the Paleogene zonation of northwestern Europe, the first occurrence of Thalassiphora fenestrata is designated at the base of the dinocyst Subzone D12b (36.20 +/- 0.1 Ma), which is correlated with zones NP18 (terminal part)–NP20 of the Priabonian (Luterbacher et al., 2004).
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: amber
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body,soft parts,original chitin,amber
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:C. Hoffeins, H.W. Hoffeins
Collection method comments: Will be deposited in the collection of the Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Eberswalde, Germany (DEI).
Database number:172768
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:M. Clapham
Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2015-08-22 00:08:29 Last modified:2015-08-22 00:08:29
Access level:the public Released:2015-08-22 00:08:29
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

56147. V. I. Alekseev and T. L. Grzymala. 2015. New Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic and Bitterfeld amber. Zootaxa 3956:239-257 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]

Secondary references:

40610 G. Schliephake. 1999. Fossil Thrips (Thysanoptera, Insecta) of the Baltic (North- and Baltic Sea) and Saxonian (Bitterfeldian) Tertiary Amber from the Collections of Hoffeins. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 46(1):83-100 [M. Clapham/A. Noshirvan]