Baltic Amber (Eichmann collection) (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (54.6° N, 13.1° E: paleocoordinates 53.4° N, 8.5° E)

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 class: mesofossils

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: Repository of Freidhelm Eichmann

Primary reference: M. S. Engel. 2001. A monograph of the Baltic amber bees and evolution of the Apoidea (Hymenoptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 259:1-192 [M. Clapham/A. Noshirvan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123769: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Arram Noshirvan on 28.01.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Kuwaniidae
Hoffeinsia foldii4 Koteja 2008 scale insect
Nr. 591
 Hymenoptera - Megachilidae
Glyptapis fuscula Cockerell 1909 mason bee
(CFEG)
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
Succinapis micheneri Engel 2001 bee
(CFEG)
 Coleoptera - Dermestidae
Attagenus sp.1 Latreille 1802 skin beetle
Eichmann 748, 759
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Microbregma sp.1 Seidlitz 1889 spider beetle
Eichmann 766
Xyletinini indet.1 Gistel 1848 spider beetle
Eichmann 787
Xyletinus (Xyletinus) thienemanni n. sp.3 Alekseev and Bukejs 2019 spider beetle
Eichmann 779
Ernobius varmicus1 Alekseev 2014 spider beetle
Eichmann 633
 Coleoptera - Scirtidae
Scirtidae indet.1, "Cyphon sp." = Contacyphon1
Scirtidae indet.1 Fleming 1821 marsh beetle
Eichmann 643
"Cyphon sp." = Contacyphon1 Des Gozis 1886 marsh beetle
Eichmann 780
 Coleoptera - Chelonariidae
Chelonariidae indet.1 Blanchard 1845 beetle
Eichmann 767
 Coleoptera - Lampyridae
Photinus kazantsevi n. sp.1 Alekseev 2019 beetle
Eichmann 784
 Coleoptera - Artematopodidae
Electribius sp.1 Crowson 1973 soft bodied plant beetle
Eichmann 628
Electribius balticus1 Hörnschemeyer 1998 soft bodied plant beetle
Eichmann 773
 Coleoptera - Cantharidae
Cantharidae indet.1 Imhoff 1856 soldier beetle
Eichmann 642, 644, 645, 648
Mimoplatycis notha1 Kazantsev 2013 soldier beetle
Eichmann 646, 647
 Coleoptera - Histeridae
Xestipyge ikanti1 Alekseev 2016 clown beetle
Eichmann 757
 Coleoptera - Ptiliidae
Ptiliidae indet.1 Erichson 1845 feather-winged beetle
Eichmann 753
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Paederinae indet.1 Fleming 1821 rove beetle
Eichmann 761
Aleocharinae indet.1 Fleming 1821 rove beetle
Eichmann 783
Pselaphinae indet.1 Latreille 1802 rove beetle
Eichmann 760, 762
Oxytelinae indet.1 Fleming 1821 rove beetle
Eichmann 764
Omaliinae indet.1 MacLeay 1825 rove beetle
Eichmann 763
Tachyporinae indet.1 MacLeay 1825 rove beetle
Eichmann 778
 Coleoptera - Leiodidae
Anisotoma antediluviana n. sp.1 Alekseev 2019 round fungus beetle
Eichmann 775
 Coleoptera - Silvanidae
Cathartosilvanus necromanticus1 Alekseev 2017 beetle
Eichmann 641
 Coleoptera - Monotomidae
Europs sp.1 Wollaston 1854 root eating beetle
Eichmann 776
 Coleoptera - Nitidulidae
Nitidulidae indet.1 Latreille 1802 sap beetle
Eichmann 744
 Coleoptera - Mycteridae
Omineus sp.1 Lewis 1895 palm and flower beetle
Eichmann 770
 Coleoptera - Salpingidae
Sphaeriestes eichmanni n. sp.1 Alekseev 2019 narrow-waisted bark beetle
Eichmann 639
 Coleoptera - Zopheridae
Pycnomerus sp.1 Erichson 1842 ironclad beetle
Eichmann 634
Xylolaemus sakhnovi1 Alekseev and Lord 2014 ironclad beetle
Eichmann 765
 Coleoptera - Ripiphoridae
Samlandotoma seidlitzi n. gen. n. sp.2 Alekseev 2019 wedge shaped beetle
Eichmann 629
"Ripidius" primordialis1 Stein 1877 wedge shaped beetle
Eichmann 756
 Coleoptera - Mycetophagidae
Crowsonium succinium1 Abdullah 1964 hairy fungus beetle
Eichmann 769, 772, 781, 786
 Coleoptera - Melandryidae
"Abdera hoffeinsorum" = Abdera (Abdera) hoffeinsorum1
"Abdera hoffeinsorum" = Abdera (Abdera) hoffeinsorum1 Alekseev 2014 false darkling beetle
Eichmann 630, 758
 Coleoptera - Scraptiidae
Scraptia sp.1 Latreille 1807 false flower beetle
Eichmann 749, 750, 777
Anaspidinae indet.1 Mulsant 1856 false flower beetle
Eichmann 751
Anaspis sp.1 Geoffroy 1762 false flower beetle
Eichmann 636
Anaspis (Spanisa) horaki1 Perkovsky and Odnosum 2009 false flower beetle
Eichmann 768
 Coleoptera - Anthicidae
Macratria sp.1 Newman 1838 ant like flower beetle
Eichmann 635
 Coleoptera - Aderidae
Escalerosia igori1 Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 beetle
Eichmann 640, 767
Vanonus aestiorum1 Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 beetle
Eichmann 760
 Coleoptera - Melyridae
Palpattalus baltiensis1 Tshernyshev 2016 soft-winged flower beetle
Eichmann 752
 Coleoptera - Cleridae
Cleridae indet.1 Latreille 1802 checkered beetle
Eichmann 631, 632
 Coleoptera - Latridiidae
Dienerella nielseni1 Reike 2012 minute brown scavenger beetle
Eichmann 774
Corticarina sp.1 Reitter 1881 minute brown scavenger beetle
Eichmann 771
 Coleoptera - Cerylonidae
Ceryloninae indet.1 Billberg 1820 beetle
Eichmann 785
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Lepturinae indet.1 Latreille 1802 longhorned beetle
Eichmann 782
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Eumolpinae indet.1 Hope 1840 leaf beetle
Eichmann 637
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Curculionidae indet.1 Latreille 1802 snout beetle
Eichmann 650, 654, 655
Groehnius parvum n. sp.5 Legalov 2019 snout beetle
Eichmann 649
Palaeorhamphus eichmanni n. sp.5 Legalov 2019 snout beetle
Eichmann 652
Electrotribus rarus n. sp.5 Legalov 2019 snout beetle
Eichmann 651
Electrorhinus friedhelmi n. gen. n. sp.5 Legalov 2019 snout beetle
Eichmann 653
Scolytinae indet.1 Latreille 1804 bark beetle
Eichmann 638, 748, 754, 755
 Coleoptera - Anthribidae
Glaesotropis (Pseudoglaesotropis) balticus n. sp.5 Legalov 2019 fungus weevil
Eichmann 656
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Trechus eoanophthalmus n. sp.6 Schmidt et al. 2016 ground beetle
No. 452
 Coleoptera - Dytiscidae
Hydroporini indet.1 Aubé 1836 predaceous diving beetle
Eichmann 597
 Diptera - Conopidae
Palaeomyopa tertiaria7 Meunier 1912 thick-headed fly
 Trichoptera - Sericostomatidae
Aulacomyia infuscata8 Ulmer 1912 caddisfly
Arachnida
 Araneae - Archaeidae
Archaea paradoxa9 Koch and Berendt 1854 spider
 Araneae - Clubionidae
Clubionidae indet.14 Simon 1895 sac spider
May be conspecific with Eodoter magnificus
 Araneae - Phrurolithidae
Protoorthobula bifida16 Wunderlich 2004 spider
AR22
 Araneae - Liocranidae
Apostenus spinimanus15 Koch and Berendt 1854 spider
Nr. 611
 Araneae - Succinomidae
Eohalinobius hiddenseeensis n. sp.19 Wunderlich 2012 spider
Ar. 88 (few km south of Vitte)
 Araneae - Araneidae
Luxurionephila spinifera n. gen. n. sp.10 Wunderlich 2004 orb-weaving spider
No.381
Eonephila bitterfeldensis10 Wunderlich 2004 orb-weaving spider
AE19
 Araneae - Theridiidae
Clavibertus prominens17 Wunderlich 2008 cobweb spider
Ar 30
Clya lugubris17 Koch and Berendt 1854 cobweb spider
No. 03
 Araneae - Synotaxidae
Acrometa eichmanni n. sp.12 Wunderlich 2004 spider
no. 500
Eosynotaxus bispinosus n. sp.12 Wunderlich 2004 spider
 Araneae - Theridiosomatidae
Eoepeirotypus sp.11 Wunderlich 2004 ray spider
 Araneae - Zodariidae
Zodariodamus recurvatus n. gen. n. sp.13 Wunderlich 2004 spider
Zodariinae "indet. 3"13 Thorell 1881 spider
Anniculus balticus13 Petrunkevitch 1942 spider
 Araneae - Halonoproctidae
? Ummidia sp.18 Thorell 1875 spider
Eichmann Ar 38 (not Grabenhorst Ar-38 as in Wunderlich, 2011)
 Araneae - Atypidae
Balticatypus spinosus n. sp.18 Wunderlich 2011 purse web spider
Ar. 80