Baltic amber, Yantarnyi village (PIN collection 363) (Eocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Kaliningrad, Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• 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).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: amber

Primary reference: W. P. McCafferty. 1987. New fossil Mayfly in amber and its relationships among extant Ephemeridae (Ephemeroptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 80(4):472-474 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120610: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 18.11.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham and Lindy Edwards

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Achilidae
Protepiptera kaweckii1 Usinger 1939 achilid planthopper
PIN 363/9, 18, 81
Protomenocria notata n. gen. n. sp.1 Emeljanov and Shcherbakov 2009 achilid planthopper
PIN 363/83
 Orthoptera - Tetrigidae
? Succinotettix sp.4 Piton 1938 pygmy grasshopper
PIN 363/87
 Orthoptera - Rhaphidophoridae
Protroglophilus sukatshevae n. gen. n. sp.3 Gorochov 1989 grasshopper
PIN 363/86
 Hymenoptera - Myrmosidae
Protomutilla archaeotrichosoma n. sp.13 Leley 1986 wasp
PIN 363/59
 Hymenoptera - Ampulicidae
Protodolichurus sucinus n. gen. n. sp.14
Protodolichurus sucinus n. gen. n. sp.14 Nemkov 1988 cockroach wasp
PIN 363/60
 Hymenoptera - Bethylidae
Goniozus definitus n. sp.15 Ramos and Azevedo 2014 flat wasp
PIN 363/138
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Pherhombus antennalis n. gen. n. sp.6, Thymariodes areolaris n. gen. n. sp.6
Pherhombus antennalis n. gen. n. sp.6 Kasparyan 1988 ichneumon wasp
PIN 363/57
Thymariodes areolaris n. gen. n. sp.6 Kasparyan 1988 ichneumon wasp
PIN 363/25
 Hymenoptera - Proctotrupidae
Oxyserphus obsolescens9 Brues 1940 wasp
PIN 363/131, 132, 133
 Hymenoptera - Electrotomidae
Electrotoma succini n. gen. n. sp.16
Electrotoma succini n. gen. n. sp.16 Rasnitsyn 1977 wood wasp
PIN 363/47
 Coleoptera - Anthribidae
"Glaesotropis minor" = Glaesotropis (Glaesotropis) minor5
"Glaesotropis minor" = Glaesotropis (Glaesotropis) minor5 Gratshev and Zherikhin 1995 fungus weevil
PIN 363/109
 Coleoptera - Cupedidae
"Cupes motschulskyi n. sp." = Taxopsis motschulskyi7
"Cupes motschulskyi n. sp." = Taxopsis motschulskyi7 Kirejtshuk 2005 reticulated beetle
PIN 363/130
 Diptera - Limoniidae
Trichoneura (Trichoneura) vulgaris12 Loew 1850 crane fly
PIN 363/15
 Lepidoptera - Tineidae
Electromeessia zagulijaevi n. gen. n. sp.10
Electromeessia zagulijaevi n. gen. n. sp.10 Kozlov 1987 moth
PIN 363/77
 Lepidoptera - Psychidae
Psychites sp.11 Kozlov 1988 bagworm moth
PIN 363/79
 Lepidoptera - Plutellidae
Plutellites tenebricus n. sp.11 Kozlov 1988 moth
PIN 363/80
 Ephemeroptera - Ephemeridae
Denina dubiloca n. gen. n. sp.
Denina dubiloca n. gen. n. sp. McCafferty 1987 burrowing mayfly
 Ephemeroptera - Leptophlebiidae
Leptophlebia (Paraleptophlebia) electra n. sp.8 Kluge 1993 mayfly
PIN 363/90
Arachnida
 Araneae - Zodariidae
Adorator hispidus17 Koch and Berendt 1854 spider
PIN 363/66
 Araneae - Ctenizidae
Electrocteniza sadilenkoi n. gen. n. sp.2
Electrocteniza sadilenkoi n. gen. n. sp.2 Eskov and Zonstein 2000 cork-lid trapdoor spider
PIN 363/88