Dominican amber (SMNS coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.6° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Age controversial, with the youngest proposed age of 20-15 mya based on foraminifera and the oldest as 45-30 mya based on coccoliths. Most of the amber is secondarily deposited in turbiditic sandstones.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the SMNS

Primary reference: R. Kinzelbach. 1979. Das erste neotropische Fossil der Fächerflügler (Stuttgarter Bernsteinsammlung: Insecta, Strepsiptera). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 52:1-14 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122474: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.12.2011, edited by Jered Karr, Amy Delelli and Annabelle Louderback

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Enoplea
 Mermithida - Mermithidae
Heydenius dominicus n. sp.36 Poinar 1984
SMNS Do-3201-W-1, 2
Insecta
 Hemiptera - Aradidae
Carventus bechlyi n. sp.21 Heiss 2012 flat bug
SMNS Do-4940-H
 Hemiptera - Miridae
Psallops popovi n. sp.22
Psallops popovi n. sp.22 Herczek 2011 plant bug
SMNS Do-4116
 Hemiptera - Tingidae
Phymacysta stysi n. sp.16 Golub et al. 2008 lace bug
SMNS Do-5506-M
 Hemiptera - Reduviidae
Malacopus wygodzinskyi n. sp.37, Alumeda antilliana n. sp.38, Alumeda nigricans n. gen. n. sp.38, Alumeda dominicana n. sp.38
Malacopus wygodzinskyi n. sp.37 Popov 1987 thread-legged bug
SMNS Do-3390-M
Alumeda antilliana n. sp.38 Popov 1989 thread-legged bug
SMNS Do-3861-M-1
Alumeda nigricans n. gen. n. sp.38 Popov 1989 thread-legged bug
SMNS Do-3319-E
Alumeda dominicana n. sp.38 Popov 1989 thread-legged bug
SMNS Do-3043-E, Do-3067-E
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Paraponera dieteri n. sp.5 Baroni Urbani 1994 ant
SMNS Do-4112
Leptomyrmex neotropicus n. sp.3 Baroni Urbani 1980 ant
SMNS Do-996 (9 workers); in Baroni-Urbani & Wilson: Do-4931-M (4 workers), Do-4484-M (4 workers)
Trachymyrmex primaevus n. sp.4 Baroni Urbani 1980 ant
SMNS Do-377-K-1-9 (numbers 7-9 donated to NHMB as PE154/1-3)
Pheidole sp.6 Westwood 1840 ant
SMNS Do-1645-K (illustrated in Schlee, 1980)
Pheidole primigenia n. sp.6 Baroni Urbani 1995 ant
SMNS Do-4440, 4434, 3708-a
Cephalotes serratus15 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
Cephalotes dieteri n. sp.15 Baroni Urbani 1999 ant
SMNS Do-618, 4162
Cephalotes squamosus15 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
Cephalotes hispaniolicus n. sp.15 de Andrade 1999 ant
SMNS Do-4163
Cephalotes obscurus15 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
SMNS Do-5487
Cephalotes caribicus n. sp.15 de Andrade 1999 ant
SMNS Do-5383
Cephalotes integerrimus15 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
SMNS Do-3326, 3792, 4479, 4711
Strumigenys schleeorum n. sp.7 Baroni Urbani 1994 ant
SMNS Do-4909-1
Strumigenys electrina n. sp.7 de Andrade 1994 ant
SMNS Do-3854-1 - 5
Aphaenogaster amphioceanica n. sp.12 de Andrade 1995 ant
SMNS Do-4629-B
Proceratium dominicanum n. sp.8 de Andrade 2003 ant
SMNS Do-5188, 4253
Gnamptogenys pristina n. sp.2 Baroni Urbani 1980 ant
SMNS Do-1172-K-1
Gnamptogenys levinates n. sp.2 Baroni Urbani 1980 ant
SMNS Do-926-K-1
Odontomachus spinifer n. sp.11 de Andrade 1994 ant
SMNS Do-2215
Anochetus corayi n. sp.1 Baroni Urbani 1980 ant
SMNS Do-834-K-1
Anochetus ambiguus n. sp.11 de Andrade 1994 ant
SMNS Do-3346, 4015
Anochetus dubius n. sp.11 de Andrade 1994 ant
SMNS Do-4192
Anochetus exstinctus n. sp.11 de Andrade 1994 ant
SMNS Do-5479, 3734
Anochetus lucidus n. sp.11 de Andrade 1994 ant
SMNS Do-2846-1,2
Anochetus brevidentatus11 MacKay 1991 ant
SMNS Do-3968
Anochetus conisquamis n. sp.11 de Andrade 1994 ant
SMNS Do-3955
Cylindromyrmex antillanus n. sp.14 de Andrade 1998 ant
SMNS Do-4130-1
Acanthostichus hispaniolicus n. sp.13 de Andrade 1998 ant
SMNS Do-3854-1 -4
 Hymenoptera - Dryinidae
Thaumatodryinus miocenicus28 Olmi 1995 wasp
SMNS Do-4066-M
Harpactosphecion sucinum28 Olmi 1987 wasp
SMNS Do-4494-M
Dryinus alamellatus n. sp.30 Olmi and Guglielmino 2011 wasp
Dryinus rasnitsyni n. sp.29 Olmi and Guglielmino 2011 wasp
 Hymenoptera - Pteromalidae
Cerocephalinae indet.55 Gahan 1946 chalcid wasp
SMNS Do-4171-B
Dominocephala vibrissae n. gen. n. sp.27 Krogmann 2013 chalcid wasp
SMNS Do-5757-1
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Osoriellus sp.23 Fagel 1959 rove beetle
SMNS Do-326-K, Do-381-K
Neosorius "sp. 1"23 Fagel 1959 rove beetle
Do-631-K
Neosorius "sp. 2"23 Fagel 1959 rove beetle
Do-488-K
Liberiana sp.23 Blackwelder 1942 rove beetle
SMNS Do-1410-K, ?Do-206-K
Nacaeus dominicanensis n. sp.23 Irmler 2003 rove beetle
SMNS Do-176-K, Do-250-K, Do-1852-U
Thoracophorus palaeobrevicristatus n. sp.23 Irmler 2003 rove beetle
SMNS Do-189-K, Do-4177-M, Do-2405-K
Lispinomimus atavus n. gen. n. sp.23 Irmler 2003 rove beetle
SMNS Do-449-K
 Coleoptera - Ripiphoridae
Quasipirhidius luzziae9 Batelka et al. 2011 wedge shaped beetle
SMNS Do-5733, 5735, 5737, 5738 (3 specimens), 5739 (Jan Batelka amber collection)
Neorrhipidius seicherti n. sp.9 Batelka et al. 2011 wedge shaped beetle
SMNS Do-5734, 5736
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
"Hesiodobates antiquus n. gen. n. sp." = Nesocyrtosoma antiquum26
"Hesiodobates antiquus n. gen. n. sp." = Nesocyrtosoma antiquum26 Kaszab and Schwaller 1984 darkling beetle
SMNS Do-3240-M-1
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
"Mitosoma rhinoceroide n. sp." = Cenocephalus rhinoceroide43
"Mitosoma rhinoceroide n. sp." = Cenocephalus rhinoceroide43 Schawaller 1981 ambrosia beetle
SMNS Do-119-K-1, 2, 3, 4; Do-718-K-1
 Coleoptera - Micromalthidae
"Micromalthus anansi n. sp." = Micromalthus debilis34
"Micromalthus anansi n. sp." = Micromalthus debilis34 LeConte 1878 telephone pole beetle
SMNS Do-623-K
 Strepsiptera - Protelencholacidae
Protelencholax schleei n. gen. n. sp.
Protelencholax schleei n. gen. n. sp. Kinzelbach 1979 twisted-winged parasite
SMNS Do-7-K-1
 Siphonaptera - Pulicidae
Eospilopsyllus kobberti n. gen. n. sp.35
Eospilopsyllus kobberti n. gen. n. sp.35 Beaucournu and Perrichot 2012 flea
SMNS Do-5724
 Diptera - Chironomidae
Ablabesmyia electrohispaniolana n. sp.18 Grund 2005 non biting midge
SMNS Do-5503-M
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Heteromyia dominicana n. sp.54 Szadziewski and Grogan 1997 biting midge
SMNS Do-2698
 Diptera - Stratiomyidae
Pachygaster hymenaea n. sp.20 Grund and Hauser 2005 soldier fly
SMNS Do-3495-M
 Diptera - Acroceridae
Ogcodes exotica17 Grimaldi 1995 spider fly
SMNS Do-5374-H
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Plecia pristina51 Hardy 1971 love bug
SMNS Do-3784-M (x3), Do-1367-K, Do-1307-K
 Diptera - Keroplatidae
Proceroplatus hennigi n. sp.48 Schmalfuss 1979 predatory fungus gnat
SMNS Do-45-K
 Diptera - Lygistorrhinidae
Lygistorrhina caribbiana n. sp.19 Grund 2012 long beaked fungus gnat
SMNS Do-3187-W
 Diptera - Psychodidae
"Lutzomyia (Trichopygomyia) schleei n. sp." = Psathyromyia (Forattiniella) schleei32
"Lutzomyia (Trichopygomyia) schleei n. sp." = Psathyromyia (Forattiniella) schleei32 Peñalver and Grimaldi 2006 sand fly
SMNS Do-5514-M (8 male, 37 female, 8 indet)
 Trichoptera - Glossosomatidae
Cubanoptila longiscapa n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
SMNS Do-5712
 Trichoptera - Hydroptilidae
"Ochrotrichia doehleri n. sp." = Ochrotrichia (Ochrotrichia) doehleri56
"Ochrotrichia doehleri n. sp." = Ochrotrichia (Ochrotrichia) doehleri56 Wichard 1981 microcaddisfly
SMNS Do-5703
 Trichoptera - Helicopsychidae
"Helicopsyche scaloida" = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) scaloida24, "Helicopsyche electra n. sp." = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) electra24, "Helicopsyche voigti n. sp." = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) voigti24
"Helicopsyche scaloida" = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) scaloida24 Johanson and Wichard 1996 snail-case caddisfly
SMNS Do-5720 (formerly Wichard DB 11)
"Helicopsyche electra n. sp." = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) electra24 Johanson and Wichard 1996 snail-case caddisfly
SMNS Do-5698 (formerly Wichard DB 12)
"Helicopsyche voigti n. sp." = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) voigti24 Johanson and Wichard 1996 snail-case caddisfly
SMNS Do-5699 (formerly Wichard DB 13)
 Trichoptera - Calamoceratidae
Phylloicus velteni n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
SMNS Do-5717
 Trichoptera - Pseudoneureclipsidae
Antillopsyche auricula n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
SMNS Do-5714
Antillopsyche digitus n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
SMNS Do-5715
Antillopsyche oliveri n. sp.59 Wichard 1985 caddisfly
SMNS Do-5708, 819-K-1, 2720-D-1
 Trichoptera - Polycentropodidae
Cernotina pulchra n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
SMNS Do-5716
 Trichoptera - Ecnomidae
Austrotinodes sp.60 Schmid 1955 caddisfly
SMNS Do-4143-M
 Trichoptera - Hydropsychidae
Macronema hispaniola n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 net-spinning caddisfly
SMNS Do-2219-K
Calosopsyche palaeoelegans n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 net-spinning caddisfly
SMNS Do-820-K, 5719
 Trichoptera - Hydrobiosidae
Atopsyche perlucida n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
SMNS Do-5711
 Trichoptera - Philopotamidae
Chimarra resinae n. sp.58 Wichard 1983 finger-net caddisfly
SMNS Do-5705
Chimarra palaedominicana n. sp.58 Wichard 1983 finger-net caddisfly
SMNS Do-5706
Chimarra dommeli n. sp.58 Wichard 1983 finger-net caddisfly
SMNS Do-5707
Chimarra (Chimarrita) palaenova n. sp.60 Wichard 2007 finger-net caddisfly
SMNS Do-5713, 4121-M, 5718
"Chimarra succini n. sp." = Chimarra (Chimarrita) succini57 Wichard 1983 finger-net caddisfly
SMNS Do-3386-M-1
 Ephemeroptera - Leptophlebiidae
? Borinquena caeciliana n. sp.52 Staniczek 2003 mayfly
SMNS DO-5384-H
Borinquena maculata n. sp.52 Staniczek 2003 mayfly
SMNS DO-3904-M
Hagenulites hitchingsi n. gen. n. sp.52 Staniczek 2003 mayfly
SMNS DO-3276-M
 Odonata - Coenagrionidae
Ischnura velteni n. sp.10 Bechly 2000 forktail
SMNS Do-5687
 Archaeognatha - Meinertellidae
Neomachilellus (Praeneomachilellus) dominicanus53 Sturm and Poinar 1997 rock bristletail
Malacostraca
 Isopoda - Philosciidae
Philosciidae indet.50 Kinahan 1857 isopod
SMNS Do-3348-M, Do-3315-M, Do-3382-M, Do-3331-M, Do-700-K, Do-1910-B, Do-3868-M,Do-496-K, Do-389-K, Do-430-K
 Isopoda - Platyarthridae
Trichorhina sp.50 Budde-Lund 1908 isopod
SMNS Do-457-K(x2), Do-120-K, Do-388-K
 Isopoda - Pseudarmadillidae
Pseudarmadillo tuberculatus n. sp.50 Schmalfuss 1984 isopod
SMNS Do-4157-M-1, Do-4156-M-1, Do-3349-M
Pseudarmadillo cristatus n. sp.50 Schmalfuss 1984 isopod
SMNS Do-2403-K-1, Do-3381-M-1, Do-4612-B(x6), Do-579-K, Do-457-K(x2)
 Isopoda - Sphaeroniscidae
Protosphaeroniscus tertiarius n. sp.49 Schmalfuss 1980 isopod
SMNS Do-1494-K-1, Do-1503K-1, Do-1433-K(x2); Do-2989-E, Do-3239-M, Do-3352-M, Do-457-K in Schmalfuss 1984
Arachnida
 Araneae - Uloboridae
Miagrammopes dominicanus62 Wunderlich 2004 hackled orb-weaver
SMNS Do-3342-M-1
 Araneae - Selenopidae
Selenops beynai n. sp.47
Selenops beynai n. sp.47 Schawaller 1984 wall crab spiders
SMNS Do-3940-B-1
 Araneae - Salticidae
? Sarinda sp.64 Peckham and Peckham 1892 spider
SMNS Do-3476-M
 Araneae - Oxyopidae
? Oxyopes sp.63 Latreille 1804 spider
SMNS Do-3300, 4975
 Araneae - Thomisidae
Komisumena rosae n. gen. n. sp.31
Komisumena rosae n. gen. n. sp.31 Ono 1981 crab spider
SMNS Do-2528-B-1
 Araneae - Hersiliidae
Prototama sp.33 Petrunkevitch 1971 tree trunk spider
SMNS Do-3307-M-1
 Araneae - Tetragnathidae
Tetragnatha pristina n. sp.45 Schawaller 1982 stretch spider
SMNS Do-3591-D-1
 Araneae - Pholcidae
? Coryssocnemis velteni n. sp.61 Wunderlich 2004 daddy long-legs spider
F934/DB/AR/PHO/CJW
 Araneae - Ochyroceratidae
Arachnolithulus longipes n. sp.61 Wunderlich 2004 midget ground weaver
SMNS Do-3063-E
 Araneae - Dipluridae
? Ischnothele sp.45 Ausserer 1875 funnel-web tarantula
SMNS Do-2247-K-1
 Amblypygi - Phrynidae
"Tarantula resinae n. sp." = Phrynus resinae39
"Tarantula resinae n. sp." = Phrynus resinae39 Schawaller 1979 whip spider
SMNS Do-1703-K-1
 Pseudoscorpiones - Chernetidae
Americhernes sp.41 Muchmore 1976 pseudoscorpion
SMNS Do-2500-B-1 (Tritonymph)
Pachychernes sp.41 Beier 1932 pseudoscorpion
SMNS Do-118-K-2 (Protonymph, ?effossus n. sp.)
Pachychernes effossus n. sp.41 Schawaller 1980 pseudoscorpion
SMNS Do-612-K-10
 Pseudoscorpiones - Withiidae
Dolichowithius sp.25 Beier 1932 pseudoscorpion
SMNS Do-119-K-3, Do-718-K-1
 Pseudoscorpiones - Cheiridiidae
Cryptocheiridium antiquum n. sp.44 Schawaller 1981 pseudoscorpion
SMNS Do-553-K-2, 553-K-1, 553-K-3, 570-K-1
 Pseudoscorpiones - Chthoniidae
Pseudochthonius squamosus n. sp.42 Schawaller 1980 pseudoscorpion
SMNS Do-2651-W-1
 Pseudoscorpiones - Lechytidae
Lechytia tertiaria n. sp.42 Schawaller 1980 pseudoscorpion
SMNS Do-897-K-6
 Scorpiones -
Scorpiones indet.46 Latreille 1817 scorpion
SMNS Do-2981-W-1
 Scorpiones - Buthidae
"Tityus ambarensis n. sp." = Microtityus ambarensis46, "Centruroides beynai n. sp." = Centruroides nitidus40
"Tityus ambarensis n. sp." = Microtityus ambarensis46 Schawaller 1982 scorpion
SMNS Do-3399-M-1
"Centruroides beynai n. sp." = Centruroides nitidus40 Thorell 1876 scorpion
SMNS Do-1460-1