Salinillas de Buradón (Alava amber) (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Spain (42.6° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 30.6° N, 3.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified amber

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Álava Museum of Natural Sciences, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain (MCNA)

Primary reference: A. Arillo, L. S. Subías, and U. Shtanchaeva. 2008. A new fossil oribatid mite, Ommatocepheus nortoni sp. nov. (Acariformes, Oribatida, Cepheidae), from a new outcrop of Lower Cretaceous Álava amber (northern Spain). Systematic & Applied Acarology 13:252-255 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 163780: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.11.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Acariformes - Cepheidae
Ommatocepheus nortoni n. sp. Arillo et al. 2008 oribatid mite
MCNA 13348