Dominican amber (Manchester Museum coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

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

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Araneae - Araneidae
Enacrosoma verrucosa Wunderlich 1988 orb-weaving spider
LL 12480
 Araneae - Linyphiidae
Floricomus fossilis n. sp. Penney 2005 money spider/sheet weaver
LL 11629