Baltic Amber, Senckenberg Frankfurt (SMF) 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

Reposited in the SMF

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Collections in Natur-Museum Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main

Primary reference: G. Ulmer. 1912. Die Trichopteren des baltischen Bernsteins. Beiträge zur Naturkunde Preussens 10:1-380 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123928: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Thysanoptera - Merothripidae
Merothrips balticus n. sp.11 Ulitzka 2015 long legged thrips
SMF T 19265 (Ultizka No. MU-Fos 29/1)
Praemerothrips hoodi11 Priesner 1929 long legged thrips
SMF T 19264 (Ulitzka No. MU-Fos 13/1)
 Thysanoptera - Melanthripidae
Proboscisthrips mammuthoides n. gen. n. sp.12 Ulitzka 2017 thrips
SMF T 19263 (MU-Fos-12/1)
 Thysanoptera - Aeolothripidae
Rhipidothripoides juttae n. sp.10 Ulitzka 2015 thrips
SMF T 19262 (Ulitzka No. MU-Fos 27/1)
Mymarothrips groehni n. sp.10 Ulitzka 2015 thrips
SMF T 19263 (Ulitzka No. MU-Fos 36/1)
 Hymenoptera - Embolemidae
Embolemus excitus n. sp.9 Perrichot and Engel 2011 wasp
Be-806 (coll. Wunderlich)
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Eoplatypus jordali n. gen. n. sp.8
Eoplatypus jordali n. gen. n. sp.8 Peris et al. 2017 ambrosia beetle
SMF Be 2548, Be 2547
 Diptera - Sciomyzidae
Sepedonites baltica3 Hennig 1965 snail-killing fly
No. 19116
 Diptera - Micropezidae
Electrobata myrmecia n. gen. n. sp.3
Electrobata myrmecia n. gen. n. sp.3 Hennig 1965 stilt-legged fly
No. 19114
 Diptera - Acroceridae
Villalites electrica n. gen. n. sp.4 Hennig 1966 spider fly
SMF 19115
Cyrtinella flavinigra2 Gillung and Winterton 2017 spider fly
SMF Be 1267a, b
 Trichoptera - Phryganeidae
Phryganea picea Pictet and Hagen 1856 large caddisfly
Coll. Gwinner
Phryganea singularis Ulmer 1912 large caddisfly
u704 (coll. Gwinner)
 Trichoptera - Lepidostomatidae
"Electraulax breviuscula n. sp." = Lepidostoma breviuscula, "Electraulax longiuscula n. sp." = Lepidostoma longiuscula
"Electraulax breviuscula n. sp." = Lepidostoma breviuscula Ulmer 1912 caddisfly
u701
"Electraulax longiuscula n. sp." = Lepidostoma longiuscula Ulmer 1912 caddisfly
u702
 Trichoptera - Helicopsychidae
Palaeohelicopsyche serricornis Ulmer 1912 snail-case caddisfly
u705 (coll. Gwinner)
 Trichoptera - Polycentropodidae
Holocentropus vetustus Germar 1813 caddisfly
Holocentropus incertus Pictet and Hagen 1856 caddisfly
1 from Gwinner collection, 1 from L. von Heyden
Plectrocnemia barbata Pictet and Hagen 1856 caddisfly
5 from Gwinner collection
Plectrocnemia lata Pictet and Hagen 1856 caddisfly
1 from Gwinner collection
 Trichoptera - Ecnomidae
Archaeotinodes hageni Ulmer 1912 caddisfly
coll. Gwinner
Archaeotinodes grossa Hagen 1856 caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Dipseudopsidae
Phylocentropus simplex Ulmer 1912 caddisfly
Coll. Gwinner
 Neuroptera - Ithonidae
Elektrithone expectata n. gen. n. sp.5
Elektrithone expectata n. gen. n. sp.5 Makarkin et al. 2014 moth lacewing
SMF Be 2374
 Neuroptera - Hemerobiidae
Proneuronema gradatum n. sp.6 Makarkin et al. 2016 brown lacewing
SMF Be 2534 (ex. Weiterschan 1620), Be 376 (ex. Weiterschan 1390)
Proneuronema minor6 Makarkin et al. 2016 brown lacewing
SMF Be 2535 (ex. Weiterschan 1655)
 Neuroptera - Chrysopidae
? Nothochrysa sp.7 MacLachlan 1868 green lacewing
SMF-Be-2464
Pseudosencera baltica n. gen. n. sp.7 Makarkin et al. 2018 green lacewing
SMF-Be-2518
 Neuroptera - Sisyridae
Paleosisyra minor n. sp.13 Wichard et al. 2016 spongillafly
SMF Be 2519 (ex. Weiterschan 1551)
 Odonata - Synlestidae
Synlestidae "indet. specimen 9"1 Tillyard 1917 malachite
SMF VI 1332 (larve von 324, coll. Saulius)