Dominican Amber (MCZ collection) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Also known as ETE Locality 799

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• basin-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 classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the MCZ

• Specimens in the Museum of Comparative Zoology (Cambridge, Harvard). ETE reference list: 483, 482, 481, 480, 478, 477

Primary reference: W. P. MacKay. 1991. Anochetus brevidentatus, new species, a second fossil Odontomachiti ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 99:138-140 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 21978: authorized by Conrad Labandeira, entered by Conrad Labandeira on 09.06.1998, edited by Amy Delelli and Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Zatania electra6, Paraponera sp.12, "Monacis caribbaea n. sp." = Dolichoderus caribbaeus11, "Monacis prolaminata" = Dolichoderus prolaminatus11, "Hypoclinea primitiva n. sp." = Dolichoderus primitivus11, Azteca eumeces11, Azteca alpha n. sp.11, "Camponotus neotropicus" = Leptomyrmex neotropicus11, "Iridomyrmex humiloides n. sp." = Gracilidris humiloides11, "Tapinoma trochis n. sp." = Tapinoma troche11, "Iridomyrmex hispaniolae" = Technomyrmex hispaniolae11, Cyphomyrmex taino n. sp.3, "Exocryptocerus jansei" = Cephalotes jansei7, "Zacryptocerus squamosus" = Cephalotes squamosus7, "Zacryptocerus pseudoaztecus" = Cephalotes squamosus7, "Zacryptocerus obscurus n. sp." = Cephalotes obscurus7, Cephalotes integerrimus5, Ilemomyrmex caecus n. gen. n. sp.9, Proceratium dominicanum1, Proceratium poinari1, Pseudomyrmex prioris n. sp.8, Pseudomyrmex macrops n. sp.8, Pseudomyrmex succinus n. sp.8, Pseudomyrmex avitus8, Pseudomyrmex vicinus8, Pseudomyrmex baros n. sp.8, Pseudomyrmex thecolor n. sp.8, Pseudomyrmex oryctus n. sp.8, Pseudomyrmex nexilis n. sp.8, Platythyrea pumilio n. sp.4, Neivamyrmex ectopus n. sp.10, Cylindromyrmex electrinus n. sp.2
Zatania electra6 LaPolla et al. 2012 ant
Paraponera sp.12 Smith 1858 ant
"Monacis caribbaea n. sp." = Dolichoderus caribbaeus11 Wilson 1985 ant
"Monacis prolaminata" = Dolichoderus prolaminatus11 Wilson 1985 ant
"Hypoclinea primitiva n. sp." = Dolichoderus primitivus11 Wilson 1985 ant
Azteca eumeces11 Wilson 1985 ant
Azteca alpha n. sp.11 Wilson 1985 ant
540 specimens from all collections but not divided
"Camponotus neotropicus" = Leptomyrmex neotropicus11 Baroni Urbani 1980 ant
"Iridomyrmex humiloides n. sp." = Gracilidris humiloides11 Wilson 1985 ant
"Tapinoma trochis n. sp." = Tapinoma troche11 Wilson 1985 ant
"Iridomyrmex hispaniolae" = Technomyrmex hispaniolae11 Wilson 1985 ant
Cyphomyrmex taino n. sp.3 de Andrade 2003 ant
MCZC-36
"Exocryptocerus jansei" = Cephalotes jansei7 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
"Zacryptocerus squamosus" = Cephalotes squamosus7 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
MCZC-1,5,6,7,12,14,20,21,22,23 (9 in de Andrade & Baroni Urbani)
"Zacryptocerus pseudoaztecus" = Cephalotes squamosus7 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
"Zacryptocerus obscurus n. sp." = Cephalotes obscurus7 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
Cephalotes integerrimus5 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
MCZC-10, 17, 24
Ilemomyrmex caecus n. gen. n. sp.9 Wilson 1985 ant
Proceratium dominicanum1 de Andrade 2003 ant
MCZ-31, 34
Proceratium poinari1 Baroni Urbani and de Andrade 2003 ant
MCZ-26-30, 32-33, 35
Pseudomyrmex prioris n. sp.8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA15
Pseudomyrmex macrops n. sp.8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA11, 10
Pseudomyrmex succinus n. sp.8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA17, 1, 2, 5, 9
Pseudomyrmex avitus8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA20
Pseudomyrmex vicinus8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA8
Pseudomyrmex baros n. sp.8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA18, 7
Pseudomyrmex thecolor n. sp.8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA19, 6
Pseudomyrmex oryctus n. sp.8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA4
Pseudomyrmex nexilis n. sp.8 Ward 1992 ant
PSW-DA3, 12, 16
Platythyrea pumilio n. sp.4 de Andrade 2004 ant
MZCZ-37
Neivamyrmex ectopus n. sp.10 Wilson 1985 ant
Cylindromyrmex electrinus n. sp.2 de Andrade 1998 ant