Where: Lebanon (34.3° N, 36.0° E: paleocoordinates 9.6° N, 32.3° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Barremian (129.4 - 125.0 Ma)
• Amber found in three intervals in the upper part of the Grès du Liban, dated to early or late Barremian based on stratigraphic position relative to marker beds "Banc de Mrejatt" and pisolitic interval. Age based on benthic foraminifera, calcareous algae, and charophytes. Marker beds are only present in certain regions of central and southern Lebanon, so the precise age of the El-Dabsheh outcrop is uncertain (Maksoud et al., 2016).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils
Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, original carbon, amber
Collected by Dany Azar; reposited in the AMNH
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Provisionally deposited in Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN).
Primary reference: I. Veltz, D. Azar, and A. Nel. 2007. New chironomid flies in Early Cretaceous Lebanese amber (Diptera: Chironomidae). African Invertebrates 48:169-191 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 124617: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 20.02.2012
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