Baltic Amber, Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde (SMNS) collection (Eocene of Russian Federation)

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

• local area-level geographic resolution

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, microfossils

Preservation: amber

Reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: R. K. Kinzelbach and H. Pohl. 1994. The Fossil Strepsiptera (Insecta: Strepsiptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 87(1):59-70 [M. Clapham/J. Karr]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 120814: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 21.11.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham and Amy Delelli

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Thaumastocoridae
"Xylastodoris gerdae n. sp." = Proxylastodoris gerdae4
"Xylastodoris gerdae n. sp." = Proxylastodoris gerdae4 Bechly and Wittmann 2000 palm bug
BB-2368 (purchased March 1999 by Wittmann from Polish trader)
 Plecoptera - Leuctridae
Palaeopsole weiterschani n. gen. n. sp.8
Palaeopsole weiterschani n. gen. n. sp.8 Caruso and Wichard 2011 rolled-winged stonefly
 Hymenoptera - Dryinidae
Palaeoanteon janzeni17 Olmi 2000 wasp
BB-2375 (from collection of Andrey Krylov)
Harpactosphecion filicorne17 Brues 1923 wasp
BB-2369, BB-2374
Dryinus muenchi n. sp.17 Olmi and Bechly 2001 wasp
BB-2372
Dryinus wunderlichi n. sp.17 Olmi and Bechly 2001 wasp
BB-2373 (donated by Jorg Wunderlich)
Dryinus reifi n. sp.17 Olmi and Bechly 2001 wasp
BB-2370 (purchased 1998 by Dr. Pfretzschner from Polish trader)
Dryinus janzeni19 Olmi 2000 wasp
Dryinus bruesi17 Olmi 1984 wasp
SMNS BB-2371
Deinodryinus velteni n. sp.11 Guglielmino and Olmi 2011 wasp
Lonchodryinus balticus n. sp.18 Olmi and Guglielmino 2012 wasp
Protodryinus eocenicus n. gen. n. sp.18 Olmi and Guglielmino 2012 wasp
 Hymenoptera - Pteromalidae
cf. Pteromalidae indet.33 Haliday 1833 chalcid wasp
SMNS BB-2621
Versolabrum coriaceum n. gen. n. sp.7 Burks and Krogmann 2018 chalcid wasp
SMNS 092 (holotype and paratype), 023, 011
Pteropilosa lailarabanorum n. gen. n. sp.5 Bläser et al. 2015 chalcid wasp
SMNS BB-2815
 Hymenoptera - Aulacidae
Pristaulacus velteni n. sp.14 Jennings and Krogmann 2009 wasp
BB-2393 (donated by Jurgen Velten)
 Hymenoptera - Evaniidae
Parevania oculiseparata n. sp.16 Jennings et al. 2018 ensign wasp
SMNS BB-2494
Hyptia hennigi n. sp.15 Jennings et al. 2013 ensign wasp
SMNS BB-2627
 Coleoptera - Scirtidae
Cyphon wichardi n. sp.13
Cyphon wichardi n. sp.13 Heuss 2008 marsh beetle
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Bolitogyrus fragmentus n. sp.6 Brunke et al. 2019 rove beetle
SMNS BB-1937
Electrogymnusa baltica n. gen. n. sp.37 Wolf-Schwenninger 2004 rove beetle
SMNS BB-2380 (donated by I. Acsai)
Stenus "sp. C"22 Latreille 1796 rove beetle
BB-2328
 Coleoptera - Leiodidae
Nemadus microtomographicus n. sp.20 Perreau and Tafforeau 2011 round fungus beetle
SMNS BB-1445-K, 1071-K
 Coleoptera - Ripiphoridae
"Olemehlia krali n. gen. n. sp." = Olemehliella krali1
"Olemehlia krali n. gen. n. sp." = Olemehliella krali1 Batelka 2011 wedge shaped beetle
BB-2453 (Jan Batelka collection, from Lithuania)
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Electrotribus erectosquamata n. gen. n. sp." = Sucinostyphlus erectosquamata23, Protoceletes wolfschwenningerae n. gen. n. sp.23
"Electrotribus erectosquamata n. gen. n. sp." = Sucinostyphlus erectosquamata23 Rheinheimer 2007 snout beetle
SMNS BB-1458-K
Protoceletes wolfschwenningerae n. gen. n. sp.23 Rheinheimer 2007 snout beetle
SMNS BB-593-K
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Praeanchodemus punctaticeps n. gen. n. sp.27
Praeanchodemus punctaticeps n. gen. n. sp.27 Schmidt et al. 2017 ground beetle
SMNS BB-1752-K
 Strepsiptera - Mengeidae
Mengea tertiaria Menge 1866 twisted-winged parasite
BB-220-K
 Diptera - Chaoboridae
Mochlonyx secundus n. sp.36 Seredszus and Wichard 2009 phantom midge
 Diptera - Pseudopomyzidae
Eopseudopomyza kuehnei n. gen. n. sp.12
Eopseudopomyza kuehnei n. gen. n. sp.12 Hennig 1971 fly
 Diptera - Syrphidae
Cheilosia spheginascioides n. sp.24 Röder 1980 hoverfly
SMNS BB-486-K-3
 Diptera - Milichiidae
Pseudodesmometopa succineum n. gen. n. sp.12
Pseudodesmometopa succineum n. gen. n. sp.12 Hennig 1971 fly
 Lepidoptera - Psychidae
"Palaeopsyche secundum n. gen. n. sp." = Sucinopsyche secundum28, "Palaeopsyche transversum n. sp." = Sucinopsyche transversum28
"Palaeopsyche secundum n. gen. n. sp." = Sucinopsyche secundum28 Sobczyk and Kobbert 2009 bagworm moth
Kobbert T666, T349, T618, T557, coll. Sobczyk ST15
"Palaeopsyche transversum n. sp." = Sucinopsyche transversum28 Sobczyk and Kobbert 2009 bagworm moth
Kobbert T316, T710, coll. Sobczyk 021TS
 Trichoptera - Hydroptilidae
Electrotrichia subtilis34 Ulmer 1912 microcaddisfly
Allotrichia clara34 Wichard 2013 microcaddisfly
 Trichoptera - Limnephilidae
Electrocryptochia wigginsi34 Wichard 2013 caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Ogmomyiidae
Ogmomyia conspicua34 Wichard 2013 caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Leptoceridae
Triplectides vondembuschei n. sp.34 Wichard 2013 long-horned caddisfly
Electroleptorussa vahldieki n. gen. n. sp.34 Wichard 2013 long-horned caddisfly
 Neuroptera - Nevrorthidae
Balticoneurorthus elegans n. gen. n. sp.35 Wichard 2016 lacewing
SMNS BB-2818
Palaeoneurorthus eocaenus n. sp.35 Wichard 2016 lacewing
SMNS BB-2817
 Ephemeroptera - Metretopodidae
Metretopus dividus n. sp.30 Staniczek and Godunko 2014 mayfly
SMNS BB-2478
Siphloplecton picteti31 Staniczek and Godunko 2012 mayfly
SMNS BB-100-G
Siphloplecton studemannae n. sp.10 Godunko et al. 2019 mayfly
SMNS BB-2626
Siphloplecton landolti n. sp.10 Godunko et al. 2019 mayfly
SMNS BB-2377
 Ephemeroptera - Ephemerellidae
Ephemerella sp.32 Walsh 1862 mayfly
SMNS BB-1401
 Ephemeroptera - Baetiscidae
Balticobaetisca velteni n. gen. n. sp.29 Staniczek and Bechly 2002 armored mayfly
BB-2376 (purchsed by Jurgen Velten from Polish trader)
Balticobaetisca stuttgardia n. sp.9 Godunko and Krzemiński 2009 armored mayfly
BB-2394 (coll. S. Urbonas)
 Odonata -
Balticoagrion paulyi n. gen. n. sp.2
Balticoagrion paulyi n. gen. n. sp.2 Bechly 2012 damselfly
BB-2550 (donated by A. Pauly)
 Odonata - Calopterygidae
Calopterygidae "indet. specimen 10"3 Selys 1815 broad-winged damselfly
SMNS BB-2387 (exuvia, Wunderlich coll), BB-2388 (pair of wings, Damzen coll)
 Odonata - Hypolestidae
Hypolestini "indet. specimen 14"3 Tillyard and Fraser 1938 damselfly
SMNS BB-2386 (ex coll W. Ludwig)
 Odonata - Gomphaeschnidae
Elektrogomphaeschna peterthieli n. gen. n. sp.21 Pinkert et al. 2017 true dragonfly
SMNS BB-2390, BB-2825
Arachnida
 Araneae - Salticidae
Gorgopsidis bechlyi n. sp.39 Wunderlich 2004 spider
SMNS BB-480-K
 Araneae - Theridiidae
Clya ? tricurvata40 Wunderlich 2008 cobweb spider
SMNS Do-886-K (misidentified as Dominican amber)
 Araneae - Synotaxidae
Pseudoacrometa wittmanni n. sp.38 Wunderlich 2004 spider
coll. M. Wittmann
 Pseudoscorpiones - Neobisiidae
Microcreagris koellneri n. sp.25 Schawaller 1978 pseudoscorpion
SMNS BB-398-K-1
 Pseudoscorpiones - Cheiridiidae
Cheiridium sp.25 Menge 1855 pseudoscorpion
SMNS BB-436-K-1 (? hartanni Menge)
 Pseudoscorpiones - Chthoniidae
Chthonius (Chthonius) pristinus n. sp.25 Schawaller 1978 pseudoscorpion
SMNS BB-348-K-1
Myriapoda
  - Scutigerellidae
Scutigerella baltica n. sp.26 Scheller 2004
SMNS BB-2382
Hanseniella baltica n. sp.26 Scheller 2004
SMNS BB-2381