Dominican amber, La Bucara (MNHN coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.6° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• 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.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: T. Bourgoin, R. R. Wang, and V. M. Gnezdilov. 2016. First fossil record of Caliscelidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea): a new Early Miocene Dominican amber genus extends the distribution of Augilini to the Neotropics. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 14:211-218 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176579: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Caliscelidae
Quizqueiplana alexbrowni n. gen. n. sp.
Quizqueiplana alexbrowni n. gen. n. sp. Bourgoin and Gnezdilov 2015 planthopper
MNHN.F.A51125, 51126