Dominican amber (Drake coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

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

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-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.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collected by C. Drake

Primary reference: V. B. Golub and Y. A. Popov. 2000. New cantacaderid lace bugs from Dominican amber (Heteroptera: Tingidae, Cantacaderinae). Acta Geologica Hispanica 35(1-2):165-169 [M. Clapham/A. Noshirvan/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124223: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Arram Noshirvan on 08.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Tingidae
Eocader babyrussus Golub and Popov 2000 lace bug
12533, 125445
 Hemiptera - Hebridae
Miohebrus anderseni n. gen. n. sp.
Miohebrus anderseni n. gen. n. sp. Garrouste and Nel 2010 velvet water bug
12893
 Hemiptera - Mesoveliidae
Mesovelia dominicana n. sp. Garrouste and Nel 2010 water treader
12911 (La Toca mine)