Baltic Amber, Universitat Bonn 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)

• Collections in Palaeontol. Institut der Universitat Bonn.

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 123929: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.02.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Megamerinidae
Palaeotanypeza spinosa Meunier 1917 fly
 Diptera - Aulacigastridae
Protaulacigaster electrica n. gen. n. sp. Hennig 1965 fly
 Diptera - Heleomyzidae
Electroleria alacris Meunier 1904 fly
 Diptera - Clusiidae
Electroclusiodes meunieri Hendel 1923 druid fly
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