Dominican amber (Wichard collection, Bonn) (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

Collection methods: Specimens in private collection of W. Wichard, Bonn

Primary reference: W. Wichard. 1983. Köcherfliegen des Dominikanischen Bernsteins II. Fossile Arten der Gattung Chimarra (Trichoptera, Philopotamidae). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 72:137-145 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124255: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 09.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Trichoptera - Glossosomatidae
Cubanoptila mederi3 Wichard 1989 caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Hydroptilidae
Alisotrichia arizela n. sp.1 Wells and Wichard 1989 microcaddisfly
Ochrotrichia aliceae5 Wichard 2000 microcaddisfly
Ochrotrichia (Ochrotrichia) sp.1 Mosely 1934 microcaddisfly
Ochrotrichia (Ochrotrichia) aldama1 Mosely 1937 microcaddisfly
Ochrotrichia (Ochrotrichia) brodzinskyi n. sp.1 Wells and Wichard 1989 microcaddisfly
 Trichoptera - Helicopsychidae
"Helicopsyche scaloida" = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) scaloida6
"Helicopsyche scaloida" = Helicopsyche (Feropsyche) scaloida6 Johanson and Wichard 1996 snail-case caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Leptoceridae
Setodes aureoinclusa4 Wichard 1995 long-horned caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Pseudoneureclipsidae
Antillopsyche auricula6 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
Antillopsyche oliveri2 Wichard 1985 caddisfly
Assuming that all non-types are here
 Trichoptera - Polycentropodidae
Cernotina pulchra6 Wichard 2007 caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Hydropsychidae
Macronema hispaniola6 Wichard 2007 net-spinning caddisfly
Calosopsyche palaeoelegans6 Wichard 2007 net-spinning caddisfly
 Trichoptera - Philopotamidae
Chimarra weitschati n. sp. Wichard 1983 finger-net caddisfly
Chimarra (Chimarrita) palaenova6 Wichard 2007 finger-net caddisfly