Mexican amber (ISEA 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

Collection methods: Repository: Natural History Museum, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow

Primary reference: J. Szwedo. 2004. A new Derbidae planthopper Copallinges chiapasensis gen. et sp. n. (Hemiptera Fulgoromorpha) from Oligocene/Miocene Mexican amber. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 73:291-298 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155387: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.04.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Derbidae
Copallinges chiapasensis n. gen. n. sp.
Copallinges chiapasensis n. gen. n. sp. Szwedo 2004 planthopper
ISEA MP/4/1/WK/04