UCMP B-5104, Las Cruces slide, Simojovel area (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.5° W: paleocoordinates 18.3° N, 88.8° 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: M. R. Wheeler. 1963. A note on some fossil Drosophilidae (Diptera) from the amber of Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 37:123-124 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140197: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 05.03.2013, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Cixiidae
? Mnemosyne sp.2 Stal 1866 cixiid planthopper
UCMP 12858
 Hymenoptera - Mymaridae
Polynemoidea mexicana n. sp.1 Doutt 1973 fairyfly
UCMP 12865
 Diptera - Drosophilidae
Neotanygastrella wheeleri3 Grimaldi 1987 fruit fly
UCMP 12864
 Acariformes - Neoliodidae
"Scapheremaeus brevitarsus n. sp." = Neoliodes brevitarsus4
"Scapheremaeus brevitarsus n. sp." = Neoliodes brevitarsus4 Woolley 1971 oribatid mite
UCMP 12853