Jezzine, Lebanese amber (BMNH coll) (Cretaceous of Lebanon)

Where: Lebanon (33.5° N, 35.6° E: paleocoordinates 9.2° N, 31.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)

• Amber found in three intervals in the upper part of the Grès du Liban. Jezzine is found in the upper interval, located between the Jezzinian above and the "Banc de Mrejatt" below. The "Banc de Mrejatt" includes one biostratigraphically significant benthic foraminifer: Eopalorbitolina transiens (Cherchi and Schroeder, 1999), which is a zonal marker of the Lower to Upper Barremian transition according to Schroeder et al. (2010). Accordingly the “Banc de Mrejatt” is correlated to the transgression of sequence Ba3 of Clavel et al. (2007) and ascribed a late Early Barremian age. The upper subunit is assigned a Late Barremian age, although the amber may be reworked (Maksoud et al., 2016).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

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

Collected by Aftim Acra, Fadi Acra; reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: D. A. Grimaldi and J. M. Cumming. 1999. Brachyceran Diptera in Cretaceous ambers and Mesozoic diversification of the Eremoneura. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 239:1-121 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123001: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.01.2012, edited by Jered Karr

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Cixiidae
"Mundopoides aptianus n. gen. n. sp." = Karebodopoides aptianus1
"Mundopoides aptianus n. gen. n. sp." = Karebodopoides aptianus1 Fennah 1987 cixiid planthopper
 Dicondylia -
"Jantaropterix lebani n. sp." = Pseudojantaropterix lebani2
"Jantaropterix lebani n. sp." = Pseudojantaropterix lebani2 Vršanský and Grimaldi 2003 winged insect
 Diptera - Atelestidae
Phaetempis lebanensis Grimaldi and Cumming 1999 fly
BMNH PI II454
 Lepidoptera - Micropterigidae
Parasabatinca aftimacrai n. gen. n. sp.3
Parasabatinca aftimacrai n. gen. n. sp.3 Whalley 1978 moth
 Neuroptera - Coniopterygidae
"Glaesoconis fadiacra n. sp." = Libanoconis fadiacra4
"Glaesoconis fadiacra n. sp." = Libanoconis fadiacra4 Whalley 1980 dustywing
 Neuroptera - Myrmeleontidae
? Myrmeleontidae indet.4 Latreille 1802 antlion
 Neuroptera - Rhachiberothidae
Paraberotha acra n. gen. n. sp.4
Paraberotha acra n. gen. n. sp.4 Whalley 1980 thorny lacewing
 Neuroptera - Berothidae
Berothidae indet.4 Handlirsch 1906 beaded lacewing
larva
Banoberotha enigmatica n. gen. n. sp.4 Whalley 1980 beaded lacewing