Baltic amber, Andris Bukejs (Daugavpils University) collection (Eocene of Russian Federation)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

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: private collection of Andris Bukejs (Daugavpils, Latvia), will be deposited in the Institute of Systematic Biology, Daugavpils University (Daugavpils, Latvia).

Primary reference: H.-P. Reike, V. I. Alekseev, and A. Bukejs. 2013. Dieneremia rueckeri, a new genus and species of minute brown scavenger beetle from Baltic amber, with notes on other fossil Latridiidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Zootaxa 3686:381-388 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 152022: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.11.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Bembidion (Eodontium) bukejsi n. sp.20 Schmidt and Michalik 2017 ground beetle
Bukejs 012
 Coleoptera - Erotylidae
Cycadophila mumia3 Alekseev and Bukejs 2017 pleasing fungus beetle
CAB 043
 Coleoptera - Monotomidae
Aneurops daugpilensis n. sp.8 Bukejs and Alekseev 2015 root eating beetle
No. 040
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
Succinapion telnovi n. gen. n. sp.17
Succinapion telnovi n. gen. n. sp.17 Legalov and Bukejs 2014 weevil
No. 024
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Archaeocallirhopalus alekseevi n. sp.18 Legalov and Bukejs 2015 snout beetle
No. 022
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Damzenius anitae n. gen. n. sp.7 Bukejs 2019 leaf beetle
ACAB 048
Succinoomorphus warchalowskii n. gen. n. sp.14 Bukejs and Nadein 2015 leaf beetle
No. 020
Archelamprosomius balticus n. gen. n. sp.14 Bukejs and Nadein 2015 leaf beetle
No. 032
Archelamprosomius kirejtshuki n. sp.14 Bukejs and Nadein 2015 leaf beetle
No. 033
Ambraaltica baltica n. gen. n. sp.12 Konstantinov and Bukejs 2013 flea beetle
Bukejs AB 008
Psyllototus doeberli n. sp.13 Bukejs and Nadein 2013 flea beetle
Bukejs 013
Crepidodera tertiotertiaria11 Bukejs et al. 2016 flea beetle
AB 044
Crepidodera svetlanae n. sp.6 Bukejs 2014 flea beetle
No. 014
Calomicrus eocenicus n. sp.10 Bukejs and Bezděk 2014 leaf beetle
No. 028
 Coleoptera - Cerylonidae
Protostomopsis pandema15 Bukejs et al. 2021 beetle
CAB 058
 Coleoptera - Latridiidae
Corticaria amberica n. sp.19 Reike et al. 2017 minute brown scavenger beetle
ACAB 017, 005
Revelieria groehni19 Sergi et al. 2013 minute brown scavenger beetle
ACAB 46
Latridius jantaricus Borowiec 1985 minute brown scavenger beetle
No. 023
Latridius alexeevi n. sp.19 Bukejs et al. 2011 minute brown scavenger beetle
No 001; ACAB 029 in Reike et al., 2017
 Coleoptera - Melandryidae
Abdera (Abdera) hoffeinsorum1 Alekseev 2014 false darkling beetle
No. 031
Orchesia (Orchestera) rasnitzyni2 Nikitsky 2011 false darkling beetle
No. 016
 Coleoptera - Aderidae
Escalerosia igori5 Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 beetle
No. 010
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Microbregma waldwico n. sp.9 Bukejs and Alekseev 2015 spider beetle
No. 037
Xyletinus (Xyletinus) barsevskisi n. sp.4 Alekseev and Bukejs 2019 spider beetle
CAB 057
 Coleoptera - Dermestidae
Attagenus yantarnyi n. sp.16 Háva and Bukejs 2013 skin beetle
Bukejs 019
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Charhyphus serratus n. sp.21 Yamamoto and Shavrin 2021 rove beetle
001 DUBC