Dominican amber (University of Gdansk, Gdynia, Poland) (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: Material acquired through purchase

Primary reference: A. Stroinski and J. Szwedo. 2008. Thionia douglundbergi sp. nov. from the Miocene Dominican amber (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae) with notes on extinct higher planthoppers. Annales Zoologici 58:529-536 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124427: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 15.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Issidae
Thionia douglundbergi n. sp. Stroinski and Szwedo 2008 planthopper
MIB UG 5278, 5279