Jordanian Amber (Kaddumi ERMNH collection) (Cretaceous of Jordan)

Where: Jordan (32.1° N, 35.5° E: paleocoordinates 8.6° N, 29.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• Amber Member of the Subeihi Formation. Further west of the Zerqa river a horizon within the Amber Member or basal Jerash Member has been dated by the occurrence of the ammonite genus Knemiceras as of Albian age (Wetzel & Morton, 1959). Investigations of the sporomorph fauna from the Amber Member support these data (Al-Said & Mustafa, 1994).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Material in private collection of H.F. Kaddumi, Eternal River Museum of Natural History, Amman (ERMNH)

Primary reference: H. F. Kaddumi. 2007. Amber of Jordan. The Oldest Prehistoric Insects in Fossilized Resin 1-298 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124847: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.02.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera -
Fulgoroidea indet. Latreille 1807 planthopper
ERMNH 269 ("planthopper nymph")
 Hemiptera - Achilidae
Nablusitypus wafaai n. gen. n. sp.
Nablusitypus wafaai n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 achilid planthopper
ERMNH 171
 Hemiptera - Alerollidae
Minutabythus jordanicus n. gen. n. sp.
Minutabythus jordanicus n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 true bug
ERMNH 188-3, 181
 Hemiptera - Margarodidae
Margarodidae indet. Cockerell scale insect
ERMNH 305
 Hemiptera - Miridae
Cylapinae indet. Kirkaldy 1903 plant bug
 Hemiptera - Anthocephalidae
Anthocephalinus yafaensis n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 true bug
ERMNH 175
 Dicondylia -
Thysanoptera indet. Haliday 1836 thrips
ERMNH 20, 139
Psocodea indet. bark louse
ERMNH 115
 Psocodea -
Troctomorpha indet. book louse
ERMNH 166
Trogiomorpha indet. bark louse
ERMNH 176, 211, 309
 Psocodea - Archaeatropidae
Bcharreglaris amooni n. sp. Kaddumi 2007 bark louse
ERMNH 310
Bcharreglaris haddadini n. sp. Kaddumi 2007 bark louse
ERMNH 93
 Blattaria - Umenocoleidae
Compunctiotypus hudai n. gen. n. sp.
Compunctiotypus hudai n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 cockroach
ERMNH 278
 Blattodea -
"Ardatermes hudaludi n. gen. n. sp." = Ardatermes kudaludi
"Ardatermes hudaludi n. gen. n. sp." = Ardatermes kudaludi Kaddumi 2005 termite
ERMNH 221-1
 Blattodea - Mesoblattinidae
Grandocularis kurnubinsi n. gen. n. sp.
Grandocularis kurnubinsi n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 cockroach
ERMNH 214
 Zoraptera - Zorotypidae
"Paleospinosus hudae n. gen. n. sp." = Zorotypus (Octozoros) hudae1
"Paleospinosus hudae n. gen. n. sp." = Zorotypus (Octozoros) hudae1 Kaddumi 2005 winged insect
ERMNH 69
 Orthoptera -
Grylloidea indet. Laicharting 1781 grasshopper
ERMNH-ZRA 292
 Dicondylia -
Hymenoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 winged insect
ERMNH 255, 138, 144
 Hymenoptera - Bethylidae
Bethylidae indet. Forster 1856 flat wasp
ERMNH 256
 Hymenoptera - Braconidae
Braconidae indet. Nees 1811 wasp
ERMNH 37
 Hymenoptera - Eupelmidae
Eupelmidae indet. Walker 1833 chalcid wasp
ERMNH 31
 Hymenoptera -
Minutoma yathribi n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 chalcid wasp
ERMNH 231-2
Platygastroidea indet. wasp
ERMNH 167
 Hymenoptera - Scelionidae
Scelionidae indet., "Microptera attiki n. gen. n. sp." = Jordanoscelio attiki
Scelionidae indet. Thomson 1858 wasp
ERMNH 86
"Microptera attiki n. gen. n. sp." = Jordanoscelio attiki Kaddumi 2005 wasp
ERMNH 223-2
 Hymenoptera - Evaniidae
"Dabburatypus extinctus n. gen. n. sp." = Cretevania extincta
"Dabburatypus extinctus n. gen. n. sp." = Cretevania extincta Kaddumi 2005 ensign wasp
ERMNH 192
 Dicondylia -
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
ERMNH 135, 163, 207-2, 216, 217
 Coleoptera - Scirtidae
Scirtidae indet. Fleming 1821 marsh beetle
ERMNH 141
 Coleoptera -
Elateroidea indet. Leach 1815 beetle
ERMNH 47
 Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae
Hydrophilidae indet. Latreille 1802 water scavenger beetle
ERMNH 177
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Staphylinidae indet. Latreille 1802 rove beetle
ERMNH 1
Scaphylinus ammanicus n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 rove beetle
ERMNH 40-1
 Coleoptera -
Petratypus nigri n. gen. n. sp.
Petratypus nigri n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 beetle
ERMNH 222-2
 Diptera - Chironomidae
Libanochlites neocomicus Brundin 1976 non biting midge
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Ceratopogonidae indet. Newman 1834 biting midge
ERMNH-ZRA 95-B, 287, 303, 306-A, 307
 Diptera - Chaoboridae
Jordanobotomus faigi n. gen. n. sp.
Jordanobotomus faigi n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 phantom midge
ERMNH 226
 Diptera - Atelestidae
Kurnubempis palistinicus n. gen. n. sp.
Kurnubempis palistinicus n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2007 fly
ERMNH 308
 Diptera - Dolichopodidae
Curvus khuludi n. gen. n. sp.
Curvus khuludi n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 long-legged fly
ERMNH 268
 Diptera - Rhagionidae
Rhagionidae indet. Latreille 1802 snipe fly
ERMNH 146-1, 145, 308, 309
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Bibionidae indet. Newman 1834 march fly
ERMNH 85
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Microntos philadilphiaensis n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 fungus gnat
ERMNH 277
 Diptera - Cecidomyiidae
Zarqacecidomyius singularis n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2007 gall midge
ERMNH 289
 Diptera - Sciaridae
Sciaridae indet. Billberg 1820 dark-winged fungus gnat
ERMNH 105
 Diptera - Limoniidae
Microdacno petraensis n. gen. n. sp., Palestinoptera salahi n. gen. n. sp.
Microdacno petraensis n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 crane fly
ERMNH 271
Palestinoptera salahi n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2007 crane fly
ERMNH 302
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Phlebotomus khludae n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 sand fly
ERMNH 196
Paleopsychoda palistinicus n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 moth fly
ERMNH 245
 Lepidoptera - Micropterigidae
Micropterigidae indet. Cotes 1889 moth
ERMNN 222-2
 Trichoptera - Polycentropodidae
Polycentropodidae indet. Ulmer 1906 caddisfly
ERMNH-ZRA 297
 Neuroptera - Coniopterygidae
Jurasiatypus cretatus n. gen. n. sp.
Jurasiatypus cretatus n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2005 dustywing
ERMNH 121
 Dicondylia -
Ephemeroptera indet. Hyatt and Arms 1890 mayfly
ERMNH 261
 Odonata - Hemiphlebiidae
Jordanhemiphlebia electronica n. gen. n. sp.2 Kaddumi 2009 greenling
ERMNH-ZRA 288
Arachnida
 Araneae - Lagonomegopidae
Zarqagonomegops wunderlichi n. gen. n. sp. Kaddumi 2007 spider
ERMNH-ZRA 106
 Araneae -
Araneoidea indet. Simon 1895 spider
ERMNH-ZRA 299
 Araneae - Zarqaraneidae
Zarqaraneus hudae n. gen. n. sp.3
Zarqaraneus hudae n. gen. n. sp.3 Wunderlich 2008 spider
ERMNH ZRA 55 (indet. in Kaddumi 2005, fig 48 and 2007, p 55 figs 48.1, 49)
 Araneae - Salticoididae
? Salticoididae indet.3 Wunderlich 2008 spider
ERMNH ZRA 295
Salticoididus kaddumiorum n. gen. n. sp.3 Wunderlich 2008 spider
ERMNH ZRA 108 (Fam. indet., p. 55, figs 50A-B in Kaddumi, 2007)
 Acari -
Acari indet. Leach 1817 mite
ERMNH-ZRA 49, 221-1, 266, 301, 306-B