Baltic Amber (Alekseev coll): Priabonian, Russian Federation

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta - Coleoptera - Carabidae
Bembidion (Eupetedromus) alekseevi n. sp. Schmidt and Michalik 2017
Schmidt and Michalik 2017 1 specimen
AWI 130 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Histeridae
Carcinops donelaitisi n. sp. Alekseev 2016
Alekseev 2016 1 specimen
AWI-098 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Eusphalerum informal sp. 2 Kraatz 1857
Shavrin and Yamamoto 2019 1 specimen
Eusphalerum informal sp. 3 Kraatz 1857
Shavrin and Yamamoto 2019 1 specimen
Eusphalerum informal sp. 4 Kraatz 1857
Shavrin and Yamamoto 2019 1 specimen
Anthobium alekseevi n. sp. Shavrin and Yamamoto 2020
Shavrin and Yamamoto 2020 1 specimen
AWI-148 (2 measurements)
Charhyphus balticus n. sp. Shavrin 2020
Shavrin and Kairišs 2020 1 specimen
AWI162 (AWI-148) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Dermestidae
Anthrenus (Nathrenus) groehni Háva et al. 2006
Háva and Alekseev 2015 1 specimen
Insecta - Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Sucinoptinus bukejsi n. sp. Alekseev 2012
1 specimen
AWI-019 (mined 2011) (1 measurement)
Sucinoptinus sucini Bellés and Vitali 2007
Alekseev 2014 1 specimen
Ptinus (Gynopterus) anastasiae n. sp. Alekseev 2014
Alekseev 2014 1 specimen
AWI-087 (1 measurement)
Episernus palvenikensis n. sp. Alekseev 2014
Alekseev 2014 1 specimen
AWI-095 (1 measurement)
Eocenobius praestigitator n. gen., n. sp. Alekseev et al. 2023
Alekseev et al. 2023 1 specimen
AWI-165 (2 measurements)
? Ernobius sp. Thomson 1859
Alekseev 2014 1 specimen
Insecta - Coleoptera - Cantharidae
Curche pauli n. gen., n. sp. Alekseev and Kazantsev 2014
Alekseev and Kazantsev 2014 1 specimen
AWI-100 (1 measurement)
Mimoplatycis notha Kazantsev 2013
Kazantsev 2013 1 specimen
AWI-038 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Ceutorhynchus alekseevi n. sp. Legalov 2016
Legalov 2016 1 specimen
AWI-005 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Melyridae
Baltamauroania mirabilicornis n. gen., n. sp. Tshernyshev et al. 2023
Tshernyshev et al. 2023 1 specimen
AWI-144 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Mycetophagidae
Crowsonium succinium Abdullah 1964
Alekseev et al. 2020 3 specimens
AVI-032, 062, 066 (3 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Melandryidae
Serropalpus ryzhkovianus n. sp. Alekseev 2014
Alekseev 2014 1 specimen
AWI-36 (1 measurement)
Microscapha kugelanni n. sp. Alekseev and Bukejs 2021
Alekseev and Bukejs 2021 1 specimen
AWI-141 (2 measurements)
Orchesia (Orchestera) canaliculata n. sp. Alekseev and Bukejs 2015
Alekseev and Bukejs 2015 1 specimen
AWI-055 (1 measurement)
Orchesia (Orchestera) turkini n. sp. Alekseev and Bukejs 2012
Alekseev and Bukejs 2012 1 specimen
AWI-015 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Salpingidae
Istrisia vithlandica Alekseev 2017
Alekseev 2019 1 specimen
Protolissodema ulrikae n. gen., n. sp. Alekseev 2013
Alekseev 2013 1 specimen
AWI-012 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Zopheridae
Bitoma glaesisepulta n. sp. Alekseev 2015
Alekseev 2015 1 specimen
AWI-010 (2 measurements)
Xylolaemus sakhnovi n. sp. Alekseev and Lord 2014
Alekseev and Lord 2014 1 specimen
AWI-041 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Aderidae
Palaeocnopus mara Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 2 specimens
AWI-063, 105 (2 measurements)
Palaeocnopus saeticornis Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 2 specimens
AWI-068, 016 (1 measurement)
Palaeocnopus glabricornis Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 2 specimens
AWI-120, 122 (2 measurements)
Palaeocnopus densipunctatus Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 2 specimens
AWI-107, 121 (2 measurements)
Cnopus kraxtepellenensis n. sp. Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 2 specimens
AWI-103, 119 (2 measurements)
Vanonus aestiorum n. sp. Alekseev and Grzymala 2015
Alekseev and Grzymala 2015 1 specimen
AWI-037 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Mycteridae
Omineus febribilis n. sp. Alekseev et al. 2019
Alekseev et al. 2019 1 specimen
AWI-142 (1 measurement)
Eurypinae indet. Thomson 1860
Alekseev et al. 2019 1 specimen
AWI-059 (1 measurement)
    = Omineus febribilis Alekseev et al. 2019
Alekseev et al. 2020
Insecta - Coleoptera - Cyclaxyridae
Neolitochropus bedovoyi (Lyubarsky and Perkovsky 2011)
Gimmel et al. 2019 1 specimen
AWI 140 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Cryptophagidae
Atomaria (Anchicera) alekseevi Lyubarsky and Bukejs 2022
Lyubarsky et al. 2023 1 specimen
AWI-143 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Monotomidae
Europs insterburgensis n. sp. Alekseev 2014
Alekseev 2014 1 specimen
AWI-077 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Coccinellidae
Baltosidis damzeni Szawaryn 2021
Szawaryn 2021 1 specimen
Insecta - Coleoptera - Endomychidae
Glesirhanis bercioi n. gen., n. sp. Shockley and Alekseev 2014
Shockley and Alekseev 2014 1 specimen
AWI-035 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Latridiidae
Dieneremia rueckeri n. gen., n. sp. Reike et al. 2013
Reike et al. 2013 1 specimen
AWI-008 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Anamorphidae
Giltine ampeensis n. gen., n. sp. Alekseev and Tomaszewska 2018
Alekseev and Tomaszewska 2018 1 specimen
see common names

Country:Russian Federation State/province:Kaliningrad
Coordinates: 54.9° North, 19.9° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:53.9° North, 15.2° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:local area
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
Stage:Priabonian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 3
Key time interval:Priabonian
Age range of interval:37.71000 - 33.90000 m.y. ago
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.
Modes of preservation:body,amber
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils,microfossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:surface (float)
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:PIN
Collection method comments: Repository: private collection of Vitaly Alekseev (Kaliningrad), but will be deposited in the Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Science (Moscow) for permanent preservation.
Database number:139928
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:M. Clapham
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2013-02-22 13:44:57 Last modified:2015-03-25 17:57:53
Access level:the public Released:2013-02-22 13:44:57
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

45116. V. I. Alekseev. 2012. Sucinoptinus bukejsi sp.nov. (Coleoptera: Ptinidae: Ptinini), the second species of the Tertiary genus from the Baltic amber. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 12:145-148 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]

Secondary references:

87069 V. Alekseev, A. Bukejs, J. Háva and P. Zahradník. 2023. A new genus and species of Ernobiinae (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from Eocene Baltic amber of the Sambian Peninsula. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 23:51-59 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
55088 V. I. Alekseev. 2013. Protolissodema ulrikae, a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Salpingidae) from Baltic amber. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 13:67-71 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
54515 V. I. Alekseev. 2014. Europs insterburgensis sp. nov., a new root-eating beetle from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Monotomidae). Genus 25:415-420 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
56145 V. I. Alekseev. 2014. New fossil species of Ptinidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Baltic amber (Tertiary, Eocene). Zoology and Ecology 24:239-255 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
55070 V. I. Alekseev. 2014. New taxa of Baltic amber false darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Melandryidae). Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 14:79-96 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
55998 V. I. Alekseev. 2015. New cylindrical bark and ironclad beetles (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) from Baltic amber. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 15:17-24 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
60015 V. I. Alekseev. 2016. Description of two clown beetles (Coleoptera: Staphyliniformia: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) from Baltic amber (Cenozoic, Paleogene, Eocene). Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 16:27-35 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Uhen]
70042 V. I. Alekseev. 2019. New extinct Eocene Coleoptera in Baltic amber of Friedhelm Eichmann's collection (Germany). Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 19:11-22 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
45130 V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs. 2012. A new species of Orchesia Latreille, 1807 from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Melandryidae). Genus 23:571-576 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
56146 V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs. 2015. A new species of the genus Orchesia Latreille (Coleoptera: Melandryidae) from Baltic amber with a key to species described from fossil resins. Zootaxa 3947:590-596 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
79122 V. I. Alekseev, A. Bukejs, and D. A. Pollock. 2020. A new fossil Eurypinae genus and sexual dimorphism in the representatives of Omineus (Coleoptera: Mycteridae) from Tertiary amber of Europe. Zootaxa 4820:551-562 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
78954 V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs. 2021. Fossil Melandryidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Eocene Baltic amber of the Sambian peninsula: new genus, six new species, new records and key to described taxa. Zootaxa 4965:142-166 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
56147 V. I. Alekseev and T. L. Grzymala. 2015. New Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic and Bitterfeld amber. Zootaxa 3956:239-257 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
54628 V. I. Alekseev and S. V. Kazantsev. 2014. New fossil soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from Baltic amber. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 14:167-170 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
77032 V. I. Alekseev, J. Kupryjanowicz, K. Kairišs and A. Bukejs. 2020. The first described fossil species of Litargus Erichson (Coleoptera: Mycetophagidae) from Eocene Baltic amber examined with X-ray microtomography, and new records of Crowsonium succinium Abdullah, 1964. Zootaxa 4768:405-414 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
55069 V. I. Alekseev and N. P. Lord. 2014. A new species of Xylolaemus (Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Colydiinae) from Baltic amber. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 14:97-102 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
68483 V. I. Alekseev, D. A. Pollock, and A. Bukejs. 2019. Two new fossil representatives of Eurypinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Mycteridae) from Eocene Baltic amber and placement of Neopolypria nigra Abdullah, 1964. Zootaxa 4551:67-78 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
64714 V. I. Alekseev and W. Tomaszewska. 2018. New handsome fungus beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinelloidea: Anamorphidae, Endomychidae) from European amber of the Upper Eocene . Palaeontologia Electronica 21(1.6A):1-23 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
71294 M. L. Gimmel, K. Szawaryn, C. Y. Cai and R. A. B. Leschen. 2019. Mesozoic sooty mould beetles as living relicts in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286(20192176) [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
55279 J. Háva and V. I. Alekseev. 2015. Contribution to the palaeofauna of Dermestidae (Coleoptera) from Baltic and Bitterfeld amber. Zoology and Ecology 25:154-156 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
50064 S. V. Kazantsev. 2013. New taxa of Baltic amber soldier beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cantharidae) with synonymic and taxonomic notes. Russian Entomological Journal 22:283-291 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
61433 A. A. Legalov. 2016. New weevils (Curculionidae) in Baltic amber. Paleontological Journal 50:970-985 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
87354 G. Y. Lyubarsky, V. Alekseev, and A. Bukejs. 2023. A new fossil species and new record of Atomaria Stephens (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) from Eocene Baltic amber. Zootaxa 5375:241-248 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
48693 H.-P. Reike, V. I. Alekseev, and A. Bukejs. 2013. Dieneremia rueckeri, a new genus and species of minute brown scavenger beetle from Baltic amber, with notes on other fossil Latridiidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Zootaxa 3686:381-388 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
61963 J. Schmidt and P. Michalik. 2017. The ground beetle genus Bembidion Latreille in Baltic amber: Review of preserved specimens and first 3D reconstruction of endophallic structures using X-ray microscopy (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Bembidiini). ZooKeys 662:101-126 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
83660 A. V. Shavrin and K. Kairišs. 2020. The first fossil Phloeocharinae Erichson, 1839 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from the Baltic Eocene amber. Palaeoentomology 3:375-381 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
69369 A. V. Shavrin and S. Yamamoto. 2019. Unexpected palaeodiversity of omaliine rove beetles in Eocene Baltic amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Omaliinae). ZooKeys 863:35-83 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
74005 A. V. Shavrin and S. Yamamoto. 2020. A remarkable new species of the rove beetle genus Anthobium Leach, 1819 from Eocene Baltic amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Omaliinae). ZooKeys 973:89-101 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
49917 F. W. Shockley and V. I. Alekseev. 2014. Glesirhanis bercioi, a new genus and species from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Endomychidae: Leiestinae) with a checklist and nomenclatural notes regarding fossil Endomychidae. Zootaxa 3755:391-400 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
79377 K. Szawaryn. 2021. The first fossil Microweiseini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from the Eocene of Europe and its significance for the reconstruction of the evolution of ladybird beetles. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 193:1294-1309 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
86096 S. E. Tshernyshev, G. Y. Lyubarsky, V. Alekseev and A. Bukejs. 2023. Diversity phenomenon of the Danaceinae malachite beetle subfamily (Coleoptera: Dasytidae) in Eocene Baltic amber with a new description of an extinct genus and species. Diversity 15(1077) [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]