Baltic amber, Andrzej Gorski collection (Eocene of Poland)

Where: Poland (54.4° N, 18.6° E: paleocoordinates 53.4° N, 13.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• 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

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: Repository: private collection of Andrzej Gorski, subsequently to be deposited in the collection of the Museum of Natural History, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland

Primary reference: W. Krzemiński, I. Kania, and E. Krzemińska. 2010. A new species of Dactylolabis (Eobothrophorus) from Baltic amber (Diptera: Limoniidae). Acta Geologica Sinica 84:768-771 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124519: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.02.2012, edited by Amy Delelli

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Psychodidae
Macrochile hornei14 Krzemiński 2013 moth fly
 Diptera - Limoniidae
Dactylolabis (Eobothrophorus) lauryni Podenas 2003 crane fly
 Hymenoptera - Megachilidae
Ctenoplectrella gorskii n. sp.8 Engel 2008 mason bee
# not stated
 Coleoptera - Histeridae
Bacanius (Bacanius) gorskii n. sp.3 Alekseev and Bukejs 2021 clown beetle
CAG 8619
 Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Airapus lithuanicus19 Tamutis et al. 2017 scarab beetle
CAG 3891
 Coleoptera - Latridiidae
Corticarina palaeominuta17 Reike 2012 minute brown scavenger beetle
No. 8192
Latridius jantaricus18 Borowiec 1985 minute brown scavenger beetle
No. 5361, 7768, 7831
 Coleoptera - Smicripidae
Smicrips gorskii n. sp.7 Bukejs and Kirejtshuk 2015 palmetto beetle
AG BB 4932
 Coleoptera - Zopheridae
Endophloeus gorskii n. sp.2 Alekseev and Bukejs 2016 ironclad beetle
CAG 8291, 8313
Pycnomerus simukovi2 Alekseev 2015 ironclad beetle
CAG 331
 Coleoptera - Melandryidae
"Abdera hoffeinsorum" = Abdera (Abdera) hoffeinsorum4 Alekseev 2014 false darkling beetle
CAG 8190
Orchesia (Orchestera) rasnitzyni1 Nikitsky 2011 false darkling beetle
Gorski 1777
"Orchesia turkini" = Orchesia (Orchestera) turkini4 Alekseev and Bukejs 2012 false darkling beetle
CAG 7862
Microscapha andrzeji n. sp.5 Bukejs and Alekseev 2015 false darkling beetle
Gorski 5057
 Coleoptera - Belidae
Succinometrioxena poinari16 Legalov 2012 weevil
CAG 4696
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Palaeorhamphus primitivus15 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
CAGB 4019
Caulophilus sucinopunctatus16 Kuska 1992 snout beetle
CAG 4104
 Coleoptera - Passandridae
Passandra septentrionaria6 Bukejs et al. 2016 parasitic flat bark beetle
Gorski 1291
 Coleoptera - Artematopodidae
Electribius gorskii n. sp.10 Háva 2015 soft bodied plant beetle
Electribius procerus10 Hörnschemeyer 1998 soft bodied plant beetle
Electribius friederichi10 Hörnschemeyer 1998 soft bodied plant beetle
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Hadrobregmus ambericus n. sp.20, Gastrallus zjantaru n. sp.20, Xylasia gorskii n. gen. n. sp.20, Tuberernobius ambericus n. gen. n. sp.20
Hadrobregmus ambericus n. sp.20 Zahradník and Háva 2014 spider beetle
Gorski 7785
Gastrallus zjantaru n. sp.20 Zahradník and Háva 2014 spider beetle
Gorski 7736
Xylasia gorskii n. gen. n. sp.20 Zahradník and Háva 2014 spider beetle
Gorski 7653, 9033, 7941, 9035, 7942, 8740
Tuberernobius ambericus n. gen. n. sp.20 Zahradník and Háva 2014 spider beetle
Gorski 3572
 Coleoptera - Dermestidae
"Globicornis ambericus" = Globicornis (Hadrotoma) ambericus11, Trinodes sp.13, "Attagenus gorskii n. sp." = Attagenus (Attagenus) gorskii9
"Globicornis ambericus" = Globicornis (Hadrotoma) ambericus11 Háva et al. 2006 skin beetle
Trinodes sp.13 Dejean 1821 skin beetle
No. 5369
"Attagenus gorskii n. sp." = Attagenus (Attagenus) gorskii9 Háva 2014 skin beetle
AGCP 9031
 Pseudoscorpiones - Geogarypidae
Geogarypus gorskii n. sp.12 Henderickx 2005 pseudoscorpion