Dominican amber (Florida State Collection of Arthropods) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.6° 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

Collected in 1977

• Woodruff collection at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods; purchased in 1977 or 1978 with NSF funding.

Primary reference: E. E. Grissell. 1980. New Torymidae from Tertiary amber of the Dominican Republic and a world list of fossil torymids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 82:252-259 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123857: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 01.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Dolichoderus dibolia n. sp." = Dolichoderus dibolius8
"Dolichoderus dibolia n. sp." = Dolichoderus dibolius8 Wilson 1985 ant
 Hymenoptera - Torymidae
Zophodetus woodruffi n. gen. n. sp., "Neopalachia bouceki n. sp." = Gummilumpus bouceki
Zophodetus woodruffi n. gen. n. sp. Grissell 1980 chalcid wasp
"Neopalachia bouceki n. sp." = Gummilumpus bouceki Grissell 1980 chalcid wasp
 Coleoptera - Erotylidae
Dacne (Dacne) brodzinskyi n. sp.4 Skelley 1997 pleasing fungus beetle
Notaepytus quisqueya n. sp.1 Keller and Skelley 2019 pleasing fungus beetle
 Coleoptera - Anamorphidae
Discolomopsis dominicana n. gen. n. sp.3
Discolomopsis dominicana n. gen. n. sp.3 Shockley 2006 beetle
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Dasyhelea sp.7 Kieffer 1913 biting midge
FSCA 452, 1004/P.A., 1157, 1171, 1359/MM, 1645, 1807, 13003, 13007, 13016
"Dasyhelea (Sebessia) dominicana n. sp." = Dasyhelea dominicana7 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 650
"Dasyhelea (Sebessia) hispaniolae n. sp." = Dasyhelea hispaniolae7 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 13005
Brachypogon (Isohelea) sp.6 Kieffer 1917 biting midge
FSCA 367, 371-E.V., 1062-E.V., 1078-E.V., 1573, 1304
Brachypogon (Brachypogon) sp.6 Kieffer 1899 biting midge
FSCA 1573
Brachypogon (Brachypogon) americanus n. sp.6 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 1794a
Nannohelea sp.6 Grogan and Wirth 1980 biting midge
FSCA 853
"Culicoides (Oecacta) hispanicolus n. sp." = Culicoides hispanicolus6 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 978/P.A
"Culicoides (Oecacta) sp." = Culicoides6 Latreille 1809 biting midge
FSCA 1573, 1862a, 2235
Forcipomyia "sp."7 Meigen 1818 biting midge
FSCA 13008, 13009, 13012, 1279, 1708, 1802, 13006, 13013
Forcipomyia (Lasiohelea) woodruffi n. sp.7 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 2289
Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) sp.7 Kieffer 1917 biting midge
FSCA 463, 1409, 1743, 2170, 13001
Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) antilleana7 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 13002, 13001
Forcipomyia (Lepidohelea) domibicolor7 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 1726, 13011
Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) sp.7 Meigen 1818 biting midge
FSCA 1702, 13015
Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) grimaldii7 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 2213, 504, 528, 13004
Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) fusiparamera n. sp.7 Szadziewski and Grogan 1998 biting midge
FSCA 1616
 Ephemeroptera - Leptophlebiidae
Borinquena parva n. sp.5 Staniczek 2003 mayfly
Arachnida
 Araneae - Salticidae
"Lyssomanes galianoae n. sp." = Lyssomanes pristinus2
"Lyssomanes galianoae n. sp." = Lyssomanes pristinus2 Wunderlich 1986 spider