UCMP B-5106, Pa-Buchil, Simojovel region (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 89.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the UCMP

• Specimens in UC Museum of Paleontlogy, Berkeley

Primary reference: A. Petrunkevitch. 1963. Chiapas amber spiders. University of California Publications in Entomology 31:1-40 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 146658: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.06.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Hebridae
Stenohebrus glaesarius n. gen. n. sp.2
Stenohebrus glaesarius n. gen. n. sp.2 Polhemus 1995 velvet water bug
UCMP 12894
 Hymenoptera - Mymaridae
Alaptus sp.1 Westwood 1839 fairyfly
UCMP 12898 (possibly A. globosicornis male)
Alaptus globosicornis1 Girault 1908 fairyfly
UCMP 12897
Arachnida
 Araneae - Zodariidae
Propago debilis n. gen. n. sp.
Propago debilis n. gen. n. sp. Petrunkevitch 1963 spider
UCMP 12892