Baltic Amber (Walter Kawecki collection) (Eocene of Poland)

Where: Poland (54.3° N, 19.0° E: paleocoordinates 53.4° N, 14.3° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• According to Aleksandrova and Zaporozhets (2008), the higher parts of the Prussian Formation (including the Blaue Erde or Blue Earth) belong to the Charlesdowniea clathrata angulosa dinocyst Zone. Based on its index species, this zone is concurrent to Zone W13 established in the Parisian basin (Châteauneuf and Gruas-Cavagnetto 1978), where it is correlated with nannoplankton zones NP18–NP21 (Powell, 1992) of the Priabonian. In the Paleogene zonation of northwestern Europe, the first occurrence of Thalassiphora fenestrata is designated at the base of the dinocyst Subzone D12b (36.20 +/- 0.1 Ma), which is correlated with zones NP18 (terminal part)–NP20 of the Priabonian (Luterbacher et al., 2004).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: amber

Collected by Walter W. Kawecki

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository not given, but if it was donated it may possibly be in California Academy of Sciences.

Primary reference: R. L. Usinger. 1939. Protepiptera, a new genus of Achilidae from Baltic amber (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea). Psyche 46:65-67 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124952: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 01.03.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Achilidae
Protepiptera kaweckii Usinger 1939 achilid planthopper
Original holotype but not designated and repository unknown