Grassy Lake, Medicine Hat (TMP 96.9 accession) (Cretaceous of Canada)

Also known as Canadian amber

Where: Alberta, Canada (49.8° N, 111.7° W: paleocoordinates 57.2° N, 76.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Taber coal Member (Foremost Formation), Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

• Primary amber deposits in are found along bedding planes in coal or carbonaceous sediments.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, original carbon, amber

Reposited in the TMP

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, specimens with accession numbers 96.9.x

Primary reference: R. C. McKellar and M. S. Engel. 2011. The serphitid wasps (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupomorpha: Serphitoidea) of Canadian Cretaceous amber. Systematic Entomology 36:192-208 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122389: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.12.2011, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Microphysidae
Popovophysa entzmingeri7 McKellar and Engel 2011 true bug
TMP 96.9.334
 Hymenoptera - Stigmaphronidae
Tagsmiphron canadense n. sp.2 Engel and Grimaldi 2009 wasp
RTMP 964.705
 Hymenoptera - Chrysididae
Procleptes eoliami n. sp.8 McKellar and Engel 2014 cuckoo wasp
TMP 96.9.717
 Hymenoptera - Megaspilidae
Conostigmus cavannus n. sp.6 McKellar and Engel 2011 wasp
TMP 96.9.718, 353
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Pareubaeus rasnitsyni n. gen. n. sp.9, Pareubaeus incertus n. sp.9, Albertocryptus dossenus n. gen. n. sp.9
Pareubaeus rasnitsyni n. gen. n. sp.9 McKellar et al. 2013 ichneumon wasp
TMP 96.9.192a
Pareubaeus incertus n. sp.9 McKellar et al. 2013 ichneumon wasp
TMP 96.9.192b, 96.9.787
Albertocryptus dossenus n. gen. n. sp.9 McKellar et al. 2013 ichneumon wasp
TMP 96.9.186
 Hymenoptera - Serphitidae
Serphites bruesi n. sp. McKellar and Engel 2011 wasp
TMP 96.9.191,182,686
Serphites pygmaeus n. sp. McKellar and Engel 2011 wasp
TMP 96.9.948,689
Serphites paradoxus Brues 1937 wasp
TMP 96.9.189,712,793,1250
Serphites hynemani n. sp. McKellar and Engel 2011 wasp
TMP 96.9.183,255,713,361
 Hymenoptera - Figitidae
Micropresbyteria caputipressa n. gen. n. sp.5, Anteucoila delicia n. gen. n. sp.5
Micropresbyteria caputipressa n. gen. n. sp.5 Liu and Engel 2007 wasp
MP 96.9.170
Anteucoila delicia n. gen. n. sp.5 Liu and Engel 2007 wasp
TMP 96.9.785
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Ceratopogonidae indet.1 Newman 1834 biting midge
TMP 96.9.158, 741 (Atriculicoides or Culicoides)
Heleageron arenatus1 Borkent 1995 biting midge
TMP 96.9.550
Leptoconops primaevus1 Borkent 1995 biting midge
TMP 96.9.748, 769, 736
Atriculicoides sp.1 Remm 1976 biting midge
TMP 96.9.120, 754
Atriculicoides globosus1 Boesel 1937 biting midge
TMP 96.9.549, 774, 775, 110, 135
Protoculicoides depressus1 Boesel 1937 biting midge
TMP 96.9.261
? Peronehelea sp.1 Borkent 1995 biting midge
TMP 96.9.123
Peronehelea chrimikalydia1 Borkent 1995 biting midge
TMP 96.9.83, 106, 149, 740, 770
Stilobezzia pikei n. sp.1 Borkent 2012 biting midge
TMP 96.9.116, 136, 772
Palaeobrachypogon sp.1 Borkent 1995 biting midge
TMP 96.9.99, 153, 1223, 111, 146, 750
? Palaeobrachypogon sp.1 Borkent 1995 biting midge
TMP 96.9.746 (possibly ? Heleageron sp.)
Palaeobrachypogon vetus1 Borkent 1995 biting midge
TMP 96.9.738
Culicoides sp.1 Latreille 1809 biting midge
TMP 96.9.91, 108, 112, 119, 118, 125, 739, 747, 749, 1095, 100, 138
? Culicoides sp.1 Latreille 1809 biting midge
TMP 96.9.157
Culicoides filipalpis1 Remm 1976 biting midge
TMP 96.9.117, 124, 98
 Diptera - Platypezidae
Canadopeza biacrosticha n. gen. n. sp.3
Canadopeza biacrosticha n. gen. n. sp.3 Grimaldi 2018 flat-footed fly
RTMP 96.9.26
 Diptera - Stratiomyidae
Cretaceogaster pygmaeus4 Teskey 1971 soldier fly
TMP 96.9.1117, 1230
Arachnida
 Araneae - Huttoniidae
Huttoniidae indet.11 Simon 1893 spider
TMP 96.9.35, 234, 464, 1069
 Araneae - Oonopidae
"Orchestina albertensis n. sp." = Canadaorchestina albertensis10
"Orchestina albertensis n. sp." = Canadaorchestina albertensis10 Penney 2006 goblin spider
RTMP 96.9.627 (formerly RTMP 78.14.3)