San Just amber (Cretaceous of Spain)

Where: Aragón, Spain (40.8° N, 0.8° W: paleocoordinates 28.2° N, 2.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Orden Member (Escucha Formation), Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• Upper Albian (E. Barron, pers. com. 2015; based on an accurate palynological study

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, amber

Collection methods: quarrying

• Repository: Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis (CPT)

Primary reference: E. Peñalver, D. A. Grimaldi, and X. Delclos. 2006. Early Cretaceous spider web with its prey. Science 312:1761 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91626: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.10.2009, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Perforissidae
Iberofoveopsis miguelesi n. gen. n. sp.15
Iberofoveopsis miguelesi n. gen. n. sp.15 Peñalver and Szwedo 2010 planthopper
CPT-4132
 Thysanoptera - Stenurothripidae
Hispanothrips utrillensis n. gen. n. sp.13
Hispanothrips utrillensis n. gen. n. sp.13 Peñalver and Nel 2010 thrips
CPT SJ-07-47, 48, 49
 Blattodea -
Aragonitermes teruelensis n. gen. n. sp.8
Aragonitermes teruelensis n. gen. n. sp.8 Engel and Delclòs 2010 termite
CPT 4065
 Mantodea -
Aragonimantis aenigma n. gen. n. sp.7
Aragonimantis aenigma n. gen. n. sp.7 Delclòs et al. 2016 mantis
CPT SJ-10-17
 Hymenoptera - Stigmaphronidae
Burmaphron cf. jentilak11 Ortega-Blanco et al. 2011 wasp
CPT-4075
 Hymenoptera - Spathiopterygidae
Mymaropsis turolensis n. gen. n. sp.9
Mymaropsis turolensis n. gen. n. sp.9 Engel and Ortega-Blanco 2013 wasp
CPT 4077
 Hymenoptera - Serphitidae
Serphites silban n. sp.10 Ortega-Blanco et al. 2011 wasp
CPT-4059
 Hymenoptera - Gallorommatidae
Galloromma turolensis n. sp.12 Ortega-Blanco et al. 2011 wasp
CPT 4139
 Hymenoptera - Alavarommatidae
Alavaromma orchamum n. gen.12 Ortega-Blanco et al. 2011 wasp
CPT 4140
 Hymenoptera - Evaniidae
Cretevania rubusensis n. sp.14 Peñalver et al. 2010 ensign wasp
CPT-3335
Cretevania alcalai n. sp.14 Peñalver et al. 2010 ensign wasp
Cretevania montoyai n. sp.14 Peñalver et al. 2010 ensign wasp
CPT-957
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Actenobius magneoculus n. sp.20 Peris et al. 2015 spider beetle
CPT SJ-10-18
 Coleoptera - Cucujidae
Cucujidae indet. Latreille 1802 beetle
 Coleoptera - Salpingidae
Arra legalovi n. gen. n. sp.19
Arra legalovi n. gen. n. sp.19 Peris et al. 2014 narrow-waisted bark beetle
CPT-4106
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
"Leptoconops zherikhini" = Leptoconops (Leptoconops) zherikhini3, "Protoculicoides sanjusti n. sp." = Atriculicoides sanjusti22, "Protoculicoides hispanicus n. sp." = Atriculicoides hispanicus22, "Protoculicoides skalskii" = Gerontodacus skalskii3
"Leptoconops zherikhini" = Leptoconops (Leptoconops) zherikhini3 Szadziewski and Arillo 2003 biting midge
CPT-3345
"Protoculicoides sanjusti n. sp." = Atriculicoides sanjusti22 Szadziewski and Arillo 2016 biting midge
CPT NBSJ 09/12 A a, 09/12 A d
"Protoculicoides hispanicus n. sp." = Atriculicoides hispanicus22 Szadziewski and Arillo 2016 biting midge
CPT NBSJ 09/12 A c, 09/12 A b (and others not in type series)
"Protoculicoides skalskii" = Gerontodacus skalskii3 Szadziewski and Arillo 1998 biting midge
CPT-970
 Diptera - Dolichopodidae
Microphorites utrillensis n. sp.3 Arillo et al. 2008 long-legged fly
 Diptera - Rhagionidae
Litoleptis fossilis n. sp.2 Arillo et al. 2009 snipe fly
CPT-3344
 Diptera - Archizelmiridae
Burmazelmira grimaldii n. sp.1 Arillo et al. 2018 fungus gnat
CPT-3342, 4166
 Dicondylia -
Neuroptera indet.16 Linnaeus 1758 lacewing
SJNB 2012-04 ("Mantispoid or dilaroid larva")
 Neuroptera - Mantispidae
Aragomantispa lacerata n. gen. n. sp.17
Aragomantispa lacerata n. gen. n. sp.17 Pérez-de la Fuente and Peñalver 2019 mantidfly
CPT SJ-10-22
 Neuroptera - Berothidae
? Berothidae indet.16 Handlirsch 1906 beaded lacewing
CPT SJ-10-25
Arachnida
 Araneae - Lagonomegopidae
Spinomegops aragonensis n. sp.18 Pérez-de la Fuente et al. 2013 spider
CPT-4155
 Araneae -
Araneoidea indet. Simon 1895 spider
spider silk
 Araneae - Oonopidae
Orchestina "sp. 1"21 Smith 1882 goblin spider
CPT-4100
 Acariformes - Erythraeidae
Leptus sp.1 Latreille 1796 mite
CPT-4167
 Acariformes - Cymbaeremaeidae
Ametroproctus valeriae n. sp.4 Arillo et al. 2009 oribatid mite
 Acariformes - Otocepheidae
Cretaceobodes martinezae n. gen. n. sp.5
Cretaceobodes martinezae n. gen. n. sp.5 Arillo et al. 2010 oribatid mite
CPT-SJ07-05
 Acariformes - Trhypochthoniidae
Trhypochthonius lopezvallei n. sp.6 Arillo et al. 2012 oribatid mite
CPT-4161