Isle of Usedom, Baltic Amber (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (54.1° N, 14.0° E: paleocoordinates 52.9° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-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

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collected by C. Hoffeins, H.W. Hoffeins

• Will be deposited in the collection of the Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Eberswalde, Germany (DEI).

Primary reference: R. Wagner, C. Hoffeins, and H. W. Hoffeins. 2000. A fossil nymphomyiid (Diptera) from the Baltic and Bitterfield amber. Systematic Entomology 25:115-120 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124274: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.02.2012, edited by Arram Noshirvan

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Nymphomyiidae
Nymphomyia succina Wagner et al. 2000 fly
Hoffeins 381/1
 Coleoptera - Aderidae
Cnopus kraxtepellenensis1 Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 beetle
Hoffeins 373-1
 Thysanoptera - Phlaeothripidae
Sucinothrips incertus n. gen. n. sp.2, Polygonothrips apertosetosus n. gen. n. sp.2
Sucinothrips incertus n. gen. n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 307/1
Polygonothrips apertosetosus n. gen. n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 466
 Thysanoptera - Thripidae
Protoxythrips intermedius n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 322/2
Taeniothrips (Balticothrips) usedomi n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 435/2
Taeniothrips (Balticothrips) hoffeinsi n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 425
Taeniothrips (Balticothrips) longistylosus n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. ex 115
Taeniothrips (Balticothrips) streckelsbergi n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 358/2
"Taeniothrips (Balticothrips) balticus n. sp." = Taeniothrips balticus2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 435/3
"Anaphothrips minoricornis n. sp." = Protanaphothrips minoricornis2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 322/1
"Anaphothrips majoricornis n. sp." = Protanaphothrips majoricornis2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 37/2
Anaphothrips intermedius n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 307/2
Anaphothrips latialatus n. sp.2 Schliephake 1999 thrips
Nr. 252