Dominican amber (ISEA Krakow coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Age controversial, with the youngest proposed age of 20-15 mya based on foraminifera and the oldest as 45-30 mya based on coccoliths. Most of the amber is secondarily deposited in turbiditic sandstones.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Museum of Natural History of the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Krakow

Primary reference: J. Szwedo. 2000. Oliarus kulicka sp. n. from Dominican amber (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Cixiidae). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 69:161-166 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155386: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.04.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Cixiidae
Oliarus kulickae n. sp. Szwedo 2000 cixiid planthopper
 Ephemeroptera - Leptophlebiidae
Borinquena schawallfussi n. sp. Staniczek et al. 2017 mayfly