UCMP B-1402, Simojovel area (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 89.0° 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

Primary reference: J. L. Gressitt. 1963. A fossil Chrysomelid beetle from the amber of Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 37(1):108-109 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124810: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 24.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Flatidae
Flatidae indet.5 Spinola 1839 planthopper
UCMP 12742, 12743
 Psocodea - Liposcelididae
Liposcelis sp.6 Motschulsky 1852 booklouse
UCMP 12736
 Hymenoptera - Mymaridae
"Alaptus psocidivorus" = Alaptus pallidicornis4
"Alaptus psocidivorus" = Alaptus pallidicornis4 Foerster 1856 fairyfly
UCMP 12773, 12778
 Coleoptera - Cantharidae
Silis chiapasensis n. sp.9 Wittmer 1963 soldier beetle
UCMP 12615
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Mionelater planatus n. gen. n. sp.1
Mionelater planatus n. gen. n. sp.1 Becker 1963 click beetle
UCMP 12734
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
"Paracyptus minutissima n. gen. n. sp." = Ambracyptus minutissimus8
"Paracyptus minutissima n. gen. n. sp." = Ambracyptus minutissimus8 Seevers 1971 rove beetle
UCMP 12766
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Hymenorus chiapasensis n. sp.2 Campbell 1963 comb-clawed beetle
UCMP 12768
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Profidia nitida n. gen. n. sp.
Profidia nitida n. gen. n. sp. Gressitt 1963 leaf beetle
UCMP 12630
 Diptera - Scatopsidae
Swammerdamella prima n. sp.3 Cook 1971 minute black scavenger fly
UCMP 12780
 Diptera - Psychodidae
"Phlebotomus paternus n. sp." = Micropygomyia (Sauromyia) paterna7, Trichomyia sp.7, Trichomyia smithi n. sp.7
"Phlebotomus paternus n. sp." = Micropygomyia (Sauromyia) paterna7 Quate 1963 sand fly
UCMP 12746
Trichomyia sp.7 Haliday 1839 moth fly
UCMP 12744
Trichomyia smithi n. sp.7 Quate 1963 moth fly
UCMP 12745