Baltic Amber, Scheele collection, University of Hamburg: Priabonian, Russian Federation
collected by Scheele

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta - Hemiptera - Aphididae
Mengeaphis glandulosa (Menge 1856)
Heie 1969 1 specimen
GPIH 1283 (Scheele 796) (1 measurement)
Tertiaphis haentzscheli n. gen., n. sp. Heie 1969
Heie 1969 1 specimen
GPIH 1281 (Scheele 59) (2 measurements)
Succaphis holgeri Heie 1967
Heie 1969 1 specimen
GPIH 1282 (Scheele 718) (1 measurement)
Electrocallis bakeri Heie 1967
Heie 1969 1 specimen
GPIH 1285 (Scheele 1226) (2 measurements)
Germaraphis dryoides (Germar and Berendt 1856)
Heie 1969 33 specimens
recombined as Germaraphis (Germaraphis) dryoides
In seven pieces of amber, GPIH 1273-1279 (Scheele 263, 798, 811, 908, 936, 1300 (x27), 1456)
Germaraphis (Balticorostrum) cuneata Heie 1967
Heie 1969 1 specimen
GPIH 1280 (Scheele 307) (1 measurement)
Mindarus magnus Baker 1922
Heie 1969 3 specimens
GPIH 1270, 1271, 1272 (Scheele 798, 934, 1108) (2 measurements)
Palaeosiphon hirsutus (Germar and Berendt 1856)
Heie 1969 1 specimen
recombined as Palaeosiphon hirsutum
GPIH 1284 (Scheele 1120)
Insecta - Hemiptera - Tingidae
Tingicader sp. Golub and Popov 1998
Golub and Popov 1998 1 specimen
GPIH 3802
Tingicader cervus n. gen., n. sp. Golub and Popov 1998
Golub and Popov 1998 1 specimen
GPIH 3801 (1 measurement)
Intercader weitschati n. gen., n. sp. Golub and Popov 1998
Golub and Popov 1998 1 specimen
GPIH 3800 (Scheele 33) (1 measurement)
Sinalda baltica (Drake 1950)
Golub and Popov 1998 2 specimens
recombined as Parasinalda baltica
Scheele I.12, GPIH 1479
Insecta - Hemiptera - Reduviidae
Redubitus centrocnemarius n. gen., n. sp. Putshkov and Popov 1993
Putshkov and Popov 1993 1 specimen
GPIH 3599 (Scheele 666)
Insecta - Hemiptera - Hydrometridae
Metrocephala anderseni n. gen., n. sp. Popov 1996
Popov 1996 1 specimen
GPIH 3750 (Scheele 52) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Blattodea - Rhinotermitidae
Reticulitermes antiquus (Germar 1813)
Weidner 1955 11 specimens
Scheele 9 (x3), 444, 524, 590, 597, 904, 1153, 1408, 1670 (4 measurements)
Reticulitermes minimus Snyder 1928
Weidner 1955 1 specimen
Scheele 706
Insecta - Blattodea - Kalotermitidae
Electrotermes girardi (Giebel 1856)
Weidner 1955 1 specimen
Scheele 786
Insecta - Blattodea - Archotermopsidae
Archotermopsis tornquisti von Rosen 1913
Weidner 1955 1 specimen
Scheele 1133
Insecta - Blattodea - Termopsidae
Termopsis bremii (Heer 1849)
Weidner 1955 1 specimen
Scheele 114
Insecta - Embioptera - Embiidae
Electroembia antiqua (Pictet and Hagen 1856)
Ross 1956 3 specimens
No. 41, 1621, 1243 (Scheele)
Insecta - Phasmatodea - Archipseudophasmatidae
Archipseudophasmatidae informal subfamily 2
Zompro 2001 1 specimen
GPIH Scheele 727
Insecta - Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Gryllidae indet. (Laicharting 1781)
Weidner 1956 1 specimen
corrected as Grylliae
GPIH 315 (Scheele 607)
Trichogryllus macrocercus (Germar and Berendt 1856)
Weidner 1956 1 specimen
GPIH 309 (Scheele 1051) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Orthoptera - Tettigoniidae
Tettigoniidae indet. Krauss 1902
Weidner 1956 5 specimens
larva GPIH 313 (Scheele 81), 314 (Scheele 290), 317 (Scheele 372), 318 (Scheele 466), 319 (Scheele 931)
Eomortoniellus handlirschi Zeuner 1936
Weidner 1956 1 specimen
GPIH 316 (Scheele 754)
Lipotactes martynovi Zeuner 1936
Weidner 1956 1 specimen
GPIH 310 (Scheele 400)
Lipotactes bispinatus n. sp. Weidner 1956
Weidner 1956 1 specimen
GPIH 311 (Scheele 532) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Mantophasmatodea - Mantophasmatidae
Raptophasma kerneggeri Zompro 2001
Zompro 2001 1 specimen
GPIH Scheele 312 (Pseudoperla gracilipes in Weidner, 1956)
Insecta - Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Yantaromyrmex mayrianum n. sp. Dlussky and Dubovikoff 2013
Dlussky and Dubovikoff 2013 1 specimen
GPI Scheele 447 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Hymenoptera - Megachilidae
Ctenoplectrella sp. Cockerell 1909
1 specimen
Nr. 3000 (GPUH)
Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae
Electrapis (Roussyana) palmnickenensis (Roussy 1937)
Zeuner and Manning 1976 1 specimen
recombined as Roussyana palmnickenensis
GPIH Scheele 218 (AKA type 150)
Electrapis sp. Cockerell 1908
2 specimens
Nr. 461 (GPUH), Nr. 3001 (GPUH)
Electrapis (Electrapis) meliponoides (von Buttel-Reepen 1906)
Zeuner and Manning 1976 2 specimens
recombined as Electrapis meliponoides
GPIH Scheele 238 (AKA type 149), 461
Protobombus fatalis (Cockerell 1908)
1 specimen
Nr. 1225 (Scheele)
Succinapis micheneri Engel 2001
1 specimen
Nr. 80 (Scheele)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Elmidae
Palaeoriohelmis samlandica n. gen., n. sp. Bollow 1940
Bollow 1940 1 specimen
recombined as Heterlimnius samlandica
GPIH 4396 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Cantharidae
Cacomorphocerus cerambyx Schaufuss 1891
Korschefsky 1939 1 specimen
Insecta - Coleoptera - Lycidae
Pseudaplatopterus ascheelei n. gen., n. sp. Kleine 1940
Kleine 1940 1 specimen
recombined as Pseudaplatopterus (Pseudaplatopterus) ascheelei
(1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Pyrochroidae
Palaeopyrochroa crowsoni n. gen., n. sp. Abdullah 1965
Abdullah 1965 1 specimen
GPIH Scheele 1559 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Mordellidae
Mordellistena goeckei n. sp. Ermisch 1941
Ermisch 1941 1 specimen
(2 measurements)
Mordellistena antiqua n. sp. Ermisch 1941
Ermisch 1941 1 specimen
(2 measurements)
Mordella scheelei n. sp. Ermisch 1941
Ermisch 1941 1 specimen
(2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Scraptiidae
Scraptia inclusa n. sp. Ermisch 1941
Ermisch 1941 1 specimen
(1 measurement)
Scraptia pseudofuscula n. sp. Ermisch 1941
Ermisch 1941 1 specimen
(1 measurement)
Anaspis sp. Geoffroy 1762
Ermisch 1941 1 specimen
Anaspis longispina n. sp. Ermisch 1941
Ermisch 1941 1 specimen
(1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Anthicidae
Macratria succinia n. sp. Abdullah 1965
Abdullah 1965 1 specimen
GPIH 3893 (Scheele 10665) (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Sucinagonia javetana n. gen., n. sp. Uhmann 1939
Uhmann 1939 1 specimen
(1 measurement)
Oposispa scheelei n. gen., n. sp. Uhmann 1939
Uhmann 1939 1 specimen
Insecta - Coleoptera - Belidae
Archimetrioxena electrica n. gen., n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
GPIH 194 (Scheele 370) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Synommatus (Synommatodes) patruelis n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 3 specimens
recombined as Synommatodes patruelis
GPIH 202 (Scheele 294) (three specimens, not two, fide Kuschel, 1992)
Necrodryophthorus inquilinus n. gen., n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
GPIH 201 (Scheele 1312) (1 measurement)
Electrotribus sp. Hustache 1942
Kuschel 1992 1 specimen
Scheele 145
Isalcidodes macellus n. gen., n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
synonym of Electrotribus theryi
GPIH 200 (Scheele 291) (1 measurement)
Anchorthorrhinus incertus n. gen., n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
synonym of Electrotribus theryi
GPIH 199 (Scheele 244) (1 measurement)
Paonaupactus sitonioides n. gen., n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
GPIH 197 (Scheele 50) (1 measurement)
Polydrosus (Pareustolus) scheelei n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
synonym of Paonaupactus sitonioides
GPIH 198 (Scheele 1303) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Attelabidae
Car succinicus n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
recombined as Baltocar succinicus
GPIH 195 (Scheele 1269) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Anthribidae
Pseudomecorhis simulator n. gen., n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
GPIH 193 (Scheele 1427) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Brentidae
Apion (Stenapion) subdiscedens n. sp. Voss 1953
Voss 1953 1 specimen
recombined as Baltoapion subdiscedens
GPIH 196 (Scheele 293) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Siphonaptera - Ctenophthalmidae
Palaeopsylla klebsiana Dampf 1911
Hennig 1939 1 specimen
Nr. 825
    = Palaeopsylla dissimilis n. sp. Peus 1968
Peus 1968
Insecta - Diptera - Heleomyzidae
Electroleria alacris (Meunier 1904)
Hennig 1965 1 specimen
No 1436
Protosuillia media (Meunier 1904)
Hennig 1965 1 specimen
No 1015 (Scheele)
Insecta - Diptera - Clusiidae
Electroclusiodes meunieri (Hendel 1923)
Hennig 1965 1 specimen
No 771 (Scheele)
Insecta - Diptera
Acartophthalmites tertiaria Hennig 1965
Hennig 1965 1 specimen
No 1127 (Scheele)
Insecta - Diptera - Micropezidae
Electrobata tertiaria (Meunier 1908)
Hennig 1965 1 specimen
No 1215 (Scheele)
Insecta - Diptera - Anisopodidae
Mycetobia silvia n. sp. Wojtoń et al. 2019
Wojtoń et al. 2019 2 specimens
Scheele 1345a, 1345b
Insecta - Megaloptera - Sialidae
Sialidae indet. Leach 1815
Wichard 1997 1 specimen
larva; GPIH 1579 (Scheele 646)
Insecta - Odonata
Zygoptera informal indet. specimen 5 Selys-Longchamps 1854
Bechly and Wichard 2008 1 specimen
exuvia ? (Platycnemis ? antiqua in Weidner, 1958); Nr. 645 (Scheele 1082)
Insecta - Zygentoma - Lepidotrichidae
Lepidothrix pilifera (Menge 1854)
Heie 1969 1 specimen
corrected as Lepidotrix pilifera
GPIH 1281 (Scheele 59)
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Theridiidae
Episinus longisoma n. sp. Wunderlich 2008
Wunderlich 2008 1 specimen
GPIH 4295 (Scheele 358)
Episinus balticus Marusik and Penney 2004
Wunderlich 2008 1 specimen
Scheele 1186
Ulesanis cf. antecessor Wunderlich 2008
Wunderlich 2008 2 specimens
No. 43
Clavibertus prominens Wunderlich 2008
Wunderlich 2008 1 specimen
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Pholcidae
Paraspermophora perplexa Wunderlich 2004
Wunderlich 2004 1 specimen
Scheele 352
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Neobisiidae
Roncus succineus n. sp. Beier 1955
Beier 1955 1 specimen
GPIH 263 (Scheele 184)
Neobisium exstinctum n. sp. Beier 1955
Beier 1955 1 specimen
GPIH 262 (Scheele 1240)
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Atemnidae
Progonatemnus succineus n. gen., n. sp. Beier 1955
Beier 1955 2 specimens
GPIH 266 (Scheele 22)
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Cheliferidae
? Pycnochelifer sp. Beier 1937
Beier 1955 1 specimen
GPIH 270 (Scheele 996)
Electrochelifer balticus n. sp. Beier 1955
Beier 1955 1 specimen
GPIH 269 (Scheele 1049)
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Withiidae
Oligowithius sieboldi (Menge 1854)
Beier 1955 1 specimen
recombined as Beierowithius sieboldtii
GPIH 268 (Scheele 807)
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Geogarypidae
Geogarypus macrodactylus Beier 1937
Beier 1955 1 specimen
GPIH 264 (Scheele 1458)
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Cheiridiidae
Cheiridium hartmanni (Menge 1854)
Beier 1955 1 specimen
GPIH 265 (Scheele 1508)
Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Tridenchthoniidae
Chelignathus kochi (Menge 1854)
Beier 1955 1 specimen
original and current combination Chelignathus kochii
GPIH 271 (Scheele 384)
see common names

Geography
Country:Russian Federation State/province:Kaliningrad
Coordinates: 54.9° North, 19.9° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:53.9° North, 15.2° East
Geographic resolution:local area
Time
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
Stage:Priabonian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 3
Key time interval:Priabonian
Age range of interval:38.00000 - 33.90000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Stratigraphy comments: 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).
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: amber
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body,amber
Size of fossils:mesofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:surface (float)
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:Scheele
Collection method comments: At Geologisches Staatsinstitut of Hamburg (Ross 1956), or at Geologisch-Palaontologisches Institut und Museum, Universitat Hamburg
Metadata
Database number:123771
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:A. Noshirvan, M. Clapham
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2012-01-28 06:02:17 Last modified:2015-03-25 16:45:23
Access level:the public Released:2012-01-28 06:02:17
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

39684. 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]

Secondary references:

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51051 P. V. Putshkov and Y. A. Popov. 1993. A remarkable nymph of a centrocneminous bug from the Baltic amber (Insecta: Heteroptera, Reduviidae). Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institut der Universität Hamburg 75:211-229 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
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