UCMP B-7460, Pa-Buchil, Simojovel region (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 89.1° 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

• Specimens in UC Museum of Paleontlogy, Berkeley

Primary reference: K. E. Schedl. 1962. New Platypodidae from Mexican amber. Journal of Paleontology 36(5):1035-1038 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 151865: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 13.10.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Flatidae
Flatidae indet.2 Spinola 1839 planthopper
UCMP 13025
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Cenocephalus succinicaptus Schedl 1962 ambrosia beetle
UCMP 12977
 Diptera - Dolichopodidae
Chrysotus sp.1 Meigen 1824 long-legged fly
UCMP 13026