Baltic Amber, Tubingen 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

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Specimens at Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institut der Universität Tübingen

Primary reference: W. Hennig. 1965. Die Acalyptratae des Baltischen Bernsteins. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde 145:1-215 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123926: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.02.2012

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Dixidae
"Paradixa succinea n. sp." = Dixella succinea1
"Paradixa succinea n. sp." = Dixella succinea1 Meunier 1906 meniscus midge
1312/1 (neotype)
 Diptera - Dryomyzidae
Prodryomyza electrica n. gen. n. sp.
Prodryomyza electrica n. gen. n. sp. Hennig 1965 fly
Ar 1299/3
 Diptera - Carnidae
Meoneurites enigmatica Hennig 1965 bird fly
Ar 1299/7
 Diptera - Heleomyzidae
Protosuillia media Meunier 1904 fly
Ar 1299/5
 Diptera - Anthomyzidae
Protanthomyza collarti Hennig 1965 fly
Ar 1299/6
 Diptera - Micropezidae
Electrobata myrmecia Hennig 1965 stilt-legged fly
Ar 1299/2
 Diptera - Cypselosomatidae
Cypselosomatites succini n. gen. n. sp.
Cypselosomatites succini n. gen. n. sp. Hennig 1965 fly
Ar 1299/1
 Diptera - Lauxaniidae
Chamaelauxania succini Hennig 1965 fly
Ar 1299/4
 Diptera - Apsilocephalidae
"Psilocephala pusilla n. sp." = Apsilocephala pusilla3
"Psilocephala pusilla n. sp." = Apsilocephala pusilla3 Hennig 1967 fly
Ar 1327
 Diptera - Xylomyidae
Solva nana2 Loew 1850 fly
Ar 1326
 Lepidoptera - Micropterigidae
"Micropteryx proavittella n. sp." = Baltimartyria proavittella4
"Micropteryx proavittella n. sp." = Baltimartyria proavittella4 Rebel 1936 moth
GPUT 1450/1 (LEP.SUCC.238 IGPT/AWS)
 Lepidoptera - Oecophoridae
"Borkhausenites incertella n. sp." = Neoborkhausenites incertellus4
"Borkhausenites incertella n. sp." = Neoborkhausenites incertellus4 Rebel 1936 moth
 Lepidoptera - Elachistidae
Depressarites levipalpella n. gen. n. sp.4 Rebel 1936 moth
 Lepidoptera - Plutellidae
Scythropites balticella n. gen. n. sp.4
Scythropites balticella n. gen. n. sp.4 Rebel 1936 moth
 Lepidoptera - Adelidae
Adelites serraticornella n. sp.4 Rebel 1936 moth
 Trichoptera - Leptoceridae
Triaenodes simoni n. sp.5 Wichard et al. 2018 long-horned caddisfly
GPIT/BE/685