Dominican amber (Morone Amber Collection) (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

Primary reference: M. S. Engel. 1996. New augochlorine bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Dominican amber, with a brief review of fossil Halictidae. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69:334-345 [M. Clapham/A. Noshirvan/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124231: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Arram Noshirvan on 08.02.2012, edited by Amy Delelli and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Agaricomycetes
 Agaricales - Tricholomataceae
Protomycena electra n. gen. n. sp.13
Protomycena electra n. gen. n. sp.13 Hibbett et al. 1997 gilled mushroom
Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Megachilidae
"Megachile (Chalcidomopsis) glaesaria n. sp." = Thaumatosoma (Chalicodomopsis) glaesaria3
"Megachile (Chalcidomopsis) glaesaria n. sp." = Thaumatosoma (Chalicodomopsis) glaesaria3 Engel 1999 mason bee
(M-27 18)
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
Euglossa moronei n. sp.4 Engel 1999 orchid bee
M-1149
 Hymenoptera - Halictidae
Nesagapostemon moronei n. gen. n. sp.7, Augochlora (Electraugochlora) leptoloba n. sp.5, "Oligochlora (Soliapis) rozeni n. sp." = Oligochlora rozeni5, Oligochlora eickworti n. gen. n. sp., Oligochlora micheneri n. sp.
Nesagapostemon moronei n. gen. n. sp.7 Engel 2009 sweat bee
MACT-1172
Augochlora (Electraugochlora) leptoloba n. sp.5 Engel 2000 sweat bee
M-2521
"Oligochlora (Soliapis) rozeni n. sp." = Oligochlora rozeni5 Engel 2000 sweat bee
M-2523
Oligochlora eickworti n. gen. n. sp. Engel 1996 sweat bee
Nr. 684
Oligochlora micheneri n. sp. Engel 1996 sweat bee
Nr. 167
 Hymenoptera - Braconidae
Anoblepsis konokeraia n. gen. n. sp.8
Anoblepsis konokeraia n. gen. n. sp.8 Engel and Bennett 2008 wasp
MACT-3126
 Hymenoptera - Orussidae
Ophrynopus peritus n. sp.6 Engel 2008 parasitic wood wasp
MACT-2524
 Coleoptera - Brachypsectridae
Brachypsectra moronei n. sp.1 Branham 2006 Texas beetle
1 adult, 1 larva
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Dolichoxenus newtoni n. gen. n. sp.9
Dolichoxenus newtoni n. gen. n. sp.9 Engel and Chatzimanolis 2009 rove beetle
MACT-1810
 Diptera - Asilidae
Schildia martini2 Dikow and Bayless 2009 grass fly
MACT-3523
 Diptera - Acroceridae
Ogcodes exotica11 Grimaldi 1995 spider fly
MACT-853
 Lepidoptera - Riodinidae
Voltinia dramba12 Hall et al. 2004 butterfly
 Megaloptera - Sialidae
"Sialis (Protosialis) casca n. sp." = Ilyobius casca10
"Sialis (Protosialis) casca n. sp." = Ilyobius casca10 Engel and Grimaldi 2007 alderfly
MACT-2090
 Neuroptera - Coniopterygidae
Coniopteryx antiquua10 Engel and Grimaldi 2007 dustywing
MACT-2966, 2760
 Neuroptera - Myrmeleontidae
Porrerus dominicanus n. sp.14 Poinar and Stange 1996 antlion
MACT-1220 (formerly Work collection); 1170, 1414, 3496 in Engel & Grimaldi 2007
Porrerus ? dominicanus10 Poinar and Stange 1996 antlion
MACT-1282 (larva)
Ululodes "sp. 1"10 Currie 1899 owlfly
MACT-1200 (larva)
Ululodes "sp. 2"10 Currie 1899 owlfly
MACT-3550 (larva)
Ululodes paleonesia n. sp.10 Engel and Grimaldi 2007 owlfly
MACT-3546
 Neuroptera - Hemerobiidae
Notiobiella thaumasta10 Oswald 1999 brown lacewing
MACT-3397, 2972, 3240, 3241, 2965
 Neuroptera - Chrysopidae
Leucochrysa (Nodita) prisca n. sp.10 Engel and Grimaldi 2007 green lacewing
MACT-544
? Chrysopa vetula n. sp.10 Engel and Grimaldi 2007 green lacewing
MACT-1246
? Chrysopa glaesaria n. sp.10 Engel and Grimaldi 2007 green lacewing
MACT-1221
 Neuroptera - Mantispidae
Dicromantispa moronei n. sp.10 Engel and Grimaldi 2007 mantidfly
MACT-432