Mexican amber (BMNH collection) (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 89.0° 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 BMNH

Primary reference: M. Hauser and M. E. Irwin. 2005. A new remarkable Xestomyzinae (Insecta, Diptera, Therevidae) genus from Mexican amber. Zootaxa 1008:39-45 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151418: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 01.10.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Derbidae
Cedusa baylissae n. sp.3 Szwedo and Ross 2003 planthopper
BMNH II.2153
 Hemiptera - Nogodinidae
Tonacatecutlius gibsoni n. gen. n. sp.2
Tonacatecutlius gibsoni n. gen. n. sp.2 Stroinski and Szwedo 2000 planthopper
BMNH Pal. Pl II 2131
 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
Mastotermes sp.1 Froggatt 1896 termite
BMNH II.2159(3)
 Blattodea - Ectobiidae
Anaplecta sp.1 Burmeister 1838 cockroach
BMNH II.2168(1)
 Diptera - Therevidae
Peratrimera mexicana n. gen. n. sp.
Peratrimera mexicana n. gen. n. sp. Hauser and Irwin 2005 stiletto fly
BMNH In. 2158(1)
 Diptera - Limoniidae
Toxorhina sp.1 Loew 1850 crane fly
BMNH II.1870
 Trichoptera - Hydropsychidae
Plectropsyche alvarezi1 Wichard and Solorzano 2006 net-spinning caddisfly
BMNH II.1864(1)(x4)