Baltic amber (Sachsisch-Thuringischen Vereins collection) (Eocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Kaliningrad, Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° E)

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

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: Repository: Sächsisch-thüringischen Vereins

Primary reference: C. G. Giebel. 1856. Die Insecten und Spinnen der Vorwelt mit steter Berücksichtigung der lebenden Insekten und Spinnen. Die Fauna der Vorwelt 2:1-511 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 147348: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.07.2013

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Blattoidae
Blatta berendti n. sp. Giebel 1856 cockroach
 Diptera - Dolichopodidae
"Medeterus frauenfeldi n. sp." = Medetera frauenfeldi
"Medeterus frauenfeldi n. sp." = Medetera frauenfeldi Giebel 1856 long-legged fly
 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Sciophila loewi n. sp. Giebel 1856 fungus gnat