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: Deposited at the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, UK.
Primary reference: D. Penney. 2001. Advances in the taxonomy of spiders in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Arthropoda: Araneae). Palaeontology 44:987-1009 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 124926: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 29.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham
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