UCMP B-7461, Pa-Buchil, Simojovel region (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 89.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the UCMP

• Specimens in UC Museum of Paleontlogy, Berkeley

Primary reference: L. W. Quate. 1963. Fossil Psychodidae in Mexican amber, part 2 (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology 37(1):110-118 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124471: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Cixiidae
Oeclixius amphion n. gen. n. sp.3
Oeclixius amphion n. gen. n. sp.3 Fennah 1963 cixiid planthopper
UCMP 13057
 Psocodea - Archipsocidae
Archipsocus (Archipsocus) sp.4, "Archipsocus (Archipsocopsis) antiguus" = Archipsocopsis antigua4
Archipsocus (Archipsocus) sp.4 Hagen 1882 ancient barklouse
UCMP 13071
"Archipsocus (Archipsocopsis) antiguus" = Archipsocopsis antigua4 Mockford 1969 ancient barklouse
UCMP 13072
 Coleoptera - Micromalthidae
Micromalthus debilis7 LeConte 1878 telephone pole beetle
UCMP 13038, 13039, 13040
 Diptera - Scatopsidae
Scatopse primula2 Cook 1971 minute black scavenger fly
UCMP 13088, 13089
 Diptera - Psychodidae
"Psychoda usitata n. sp." = Philosepedon usitata, Trichomyia mecocerca n. sp.
"Psychoda usitata n. sp." = Philosepedon usitata Quate 1963 moth fly
UCMP 13076
Trichomyia mecocerca n. sp. Quate 1963 moth fly
UCMP 13074
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
Entomobrya sp.1 Rondani 1861 springtail
UCMP 13046
 Entomobryomorpha - Isotomidae
Isotomurus retardatus1 Folsom 1937 springtail
UCMP 13054
 Araneae - Hersiliidae
Fictotama extincta n. gen. n. sp.5
Fictotama extincta n. gen. n. sp.5 Petrunkevitch 1963 tree trunk spider
UCMP 13035
 Araneae - Araneidae
Mirometa valdespinosa n. gen. n. sp.5
Mirometa valdespinosa n. gen. n. sp.5 Petrunkevitch 1963 orb-weaving spider
UCMP 13036
 Araneae - Oonopidae
Orchestina mortua6 Petrunkevitch 1971 goblin spider
UCMP 13068
 Acariformes - Oppiidae
Oppia hurdi n. sp.8
Oppia hurdi n. sp.8 Woolley 1971 oribatid mite
UCMP 13044, 13045