Baltic Amber (Ulitzka collection) (Eocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Kaliningrad, Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• According to Aleksandrova and Zaporozhets (2008), the higher parts of the Prussian Formation (including the Blaue Erde or Blue Earth) belong to the Charlesdowniea clathrata angulosa dinocyst Zone. Based on its index species, this zone is concurrent to Zone W13 established in the Parisian basin (Châteauneuf and Gruas-Cavagnetto 1978), where it is correlated with nannoplankton zones NP18–NP21 (Powell, 1992) of the Priabonian. In the Paleogene zonation of northwestern Europe, the first occurrence of Thalassiphora fenestrata is designated at the base of the dinocyst Subzone D12b (36.20 +/- 0.1 Ma), which is correlated with zones NP18 (terminal part)–NP20 of the Priabonian (Luterbacher et al., 2004).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository: collection of Manfred Ulitzka

Primary reference: M. R. Ulitzka. 2017. Revision of the fossil Melanthripidae from Baltic Tertiary (Eocene) amber including a new genus (Insecta: Thysanoptera) . Entomologische Zeitschrift 127:205-212 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 196706: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.09.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Thysanoptera - Melanthripidae
Archankothrips medisetosus Schliephake 1993 thrips
MU-Fos-7/1, 18/1, 46/1
Archankothrips varicornis Bagnall 1923 thrips
Eocranothrips samlandii Schliephake 1999 thrips
MU-Fos-30/1, 47/1
Eocranothrips annulicornis Bagnall 1923 thrips
MU-Fos-35/1, 39/1, 40/1