Fushun amber (Wunderlich collection) (Eocene of China)

Where: Liaoning, China (41.8° N, 123.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 116.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: private collection of Jorg Wunderlich (may be donated later to Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt)

Primary reference: J. Wunderlich. 2004. Description of two fossil taxa of spiders (Araneae: Oonopidae, Pholcidae) in Chinese amber. In J. Wunderlich (ed.), Beitr├Ąge zur Araneologie 3:1860-1863 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 172374: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.08.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Araneae - Oonopidae
Orchestina fushunensis n. sp. Wunderlich 2004 goblin spider
F956, F957, F958/CB/AR/OON/CJW
 Araneae - Pholcidae
Pholcidae indet. Koch 1851 daddy long-legs spider
F955/CB/AR/PHO/CJW