Dominican amber (MNHN 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

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: T. Bourgoin and F. Lefèbvre. 2002. A new fossil Kinnaridae from Dominican amber (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha). Annales Zoologici 52:583-585 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 156229: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.05.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Kinnaridae
Oeclidius browni n. sp. Bourgoin and Lefèbvre 2002 planthopper
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Dilophus matilei n. sp.2 Waller et al. 2000 march fly
 Pseudoscorpiones - Pseudochiridiidae
Pseudochiridium lindae n. gen. n. sp.1
Pseudochiridium lindae n. gen. n. sp.1 Judson 2007 pseudoscorpion
MNHN-F-A30908, A30909