Also known as Lebanese amber
Where: Lebanon (33.8° N, 35.7° E: paleocoordinates 9.4° N, 32.0° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Early/Lower Barremian (130.0 - 125.5 Ma)
• Amber found in three intervals in the upper part of the Grès du Liban, dated to early or late Barremian based on stratigraphic position relative to marker beds "Banc de Mrejatt" and pisolitic interval. Age based on benthic foraminifera, calcareous algae, and charophytes. Pisolitic marker bed is present at Falougha, but the precise age of the amber-bearing unit (whether above or below the bed is not given (Maksoud et al., 2016).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified amber
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber
Collection methods: Repository: Natural History Museum of the Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Fanar, Lebanon. Discovered by Dany Azar and Sibelle Maksoud in 2012.
Primary reference: A. V. Kovalev, A. G. Kirejtshuk, and D. Azar. 2013. The oldest representatives of the family Throscidae (Coleoptera: Elateriformia) from the Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber. Cretaceous Research 44:157-165 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 146535: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 26.06.2013
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