Baltic amber, Andrzej Gorski collection: Priabonian, Poland

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta - Diptera - Limoniidae
Dactylolabis (Eobothrophorus) lauryni Podenas 2003
1 specimen
Insecta - Diptera - Tanyderidae
Macrochile hornei Krzemiński 2013
Krzemiński et al. 2013 1 specimen
Insecta - Coleoptera - Artematopodidae
Electribius gorskii n. sp. Háva 2015
Háva 2015 1 specimen
(1 measurement)
Electribius procerus Hörnschemeyer 1998
Háva 2015 1 specimen
Electribius friederichi Hörnschemeyer 1998
Háva 2015 1 specimen
Insecta - Coleoptera - Dermestidae
Globicornis ambericus (Háva et al. 2006)
Háva et al. 2006 1 specimen
original and current combination Globicornis (Hadrotoma) ambericus
Trinodes sp. Dejean 1821
Kadej and Háva 2011 1 specimen
No. 5369
Attagenus gorskii n. sp. Háva 2014
Háva 2014 1 specimen
recombined as Attagenus (Attagenus) gorskii
AGCP 9031 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Tuberernobius ambericus n. gen., n. sp. Zahradník and Háva 2014
Zahradník and Háva 2014 1 specimen
Gorski 3572 (1 measurement)
Xylasia gorskii n. gen., n. sp. Zahradník and Háva 2014
Zahradník and Háva 2014 6 specimens
Gorski 7653, 9033, 7941, 9035, 7942, 8740 (1 measurement)
Gastrallus zjantaru n. sp. Zahradník and Háva 2014
Zahradník and Háva 2014 1 specimen
Gorski 7736 (1 measurement)
Hadrobregmus ambericus n. sp. Zahradník and Háva 2014
Zahradník and Háva 2014 1 specimen
Gorski 7785 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Latridiidae
Corticarina palaeominuta Reike 2012
Reike 2012 1 specimen
No. 8192
Latridius jantaricus (Borowiec 1985)
Reike et al. 2013 3 specimens
original and current combination Lathridius jantaricus
No. 5361, 7768, 7831
Insecta - Coleoptera - Melandryidae
Abdera hoffeinsorum (Alekseev 2014)
Alekseev and Bukejs 2021 1 specimen
original and current combination Abdera (Abdera) hoffeinsorum
CAG 8190
Orchesia (Orchestera) rasnitzyni Nikitsky 2011
Alekseev and Bukejs 2015 1 specimen
Gorski 1777 (1 measurement)
Orchesia turkini (Alekseev and Bukejs 2012)
Alekseev and Bukejs 2021 1 specimen
original and current combination Orchesia (Orchestera) turkini
CAG 7862
Microscapha andrzeji n. sp. Bukejs and Alekseev 2015
Bukejs and Alekseev 2015 1 specimen
Gorski 5057 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Zopheridae
Pycnomerus simukovi Alekseev 2015
Alekseev and Bukejs 2016 1 specimen
CAG 331 (1 measurement)
Endophloeus gorskii n. sp. Alekseev and Bukejs 2016
Alekseev and Bukejs 2016 2 specimens
CAG 8291, 8313 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Belidae
Succinometrioxena poinari Legalov 2012
Legalov and Bukejs 2018 1 specimen
CAG 4696
Insecta - Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Palaeorhamphus primitivus Legalov 2016
Legalov 2016 1 specimen
CAGB 4019
Caulophilus sucinopunctatus (Kuska 1992)
Legalov and Bukejs 2018 1 specimen
CAG 4104
Insecta - Coleoptera - Smicripidae
Smicrips gorskii n. sp. Bukejs and Kirejtshuk 2015
Bukejs and Kirejtshuk 2015 1 specimen
AG BB 4932 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Passandridae
Passandra septentrionaria Bukejs et al. 2016
Bukejs et al. 2016 1 specimen
Gorski 1291 (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Histeridae
Bacanius (Bacanius) gorskii n. sp. Alekseev and Bukejs 2021
Alekseev and Bukejs 2021 1 specimen
CAG 8619 (2 measurements)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae
Airapus lithuanicus Tamutis et al. 2017
Tamutis et al. 2017 1 specimen
CAG 3891
Insecta - Hymenoptera - Megachilidae
Ctenoplectrella gorskii n. sp. Engel 2008
Engel 2008 1 specimen
# not stated
Arachnida - Pseudoscorpiones - Geogarypidae
Geogarypus gorskii n. sp. Henderickx 2005
Henderickx 2005 1 specimen
see common names

Coordinates: 54.4° North, 18.6° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:53.4° North, 13.9° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:local area
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 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
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:amber
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: Repository: private collection of Andrzej Gorski, subsequently to be deposited in the collection of the Museum of Natural History, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
Database number:124519
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:M. Clapham, A. Delelli
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2012-02-17 03:49:44 Last modified:2015-09-18 13:27:12
Access level:the public Released:2012-02-17 03:49:44
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

40202. W. Krzemiński, I. Kania, and E. Krzemińska. 2010. A new species of Dactylolabis (Eobothrophorus) from Baltic amber (Diptera: Limoniidae). Acta Geologica Sinica 84:768-771 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]

Secondary references:

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]
60670 V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs. 2016. New Zopheridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic amber. Zootaxa 4178:409-427 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
76294 V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs. 2021. A new Eocene Bacanius species (Histeridae: Dendrophilinae) from Baltic amber. Fossil Record 24:93-99 [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]
56366 A. Bukejs and V. I. Alekseev. 2015. First record of Microscapha LeConte from Baltic amber with description of a new species and list of fossil Melandryidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). Zootaxa 4012:351-360 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
59977 A. Bukejs, V. I. Alekseev, and R. C. McKellar. 2016. Passandra septentrionaria sp. nov.: the first described species of Passandridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) from Eocene Baltic amber. Zootaxa 4144:117-123 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
57538 A. Bukejs and A. G. Kirejtshuk. 2015. A new species of the genus Smicrips Le Conte (Coleoptera: Smicripidae) from Baltic amber. Paleontological Journal 49:1417-1419 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
40590 M. S. Engel. 2008. A new species of Ctenoplectrella in Baltic amber (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54(4):319-324 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/A. Delelli]
55280 J. Háva. 2014. New data on fossil species from Baltic amber with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 10:211-216 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
56197 J. Háva. 2015. A new Electribius Crowson, 1973 species from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 14:67-69 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
48337 J. Háva, J. Prokop, and M. Kadej. 2006. New fossil dermestid beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from the Baltic amber – II. Studies and Reports of District Museum Prague-East, Taxonomical Series 2:65-68 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
50298 H. Henderickx. 2005. A new Geogarypus from Baltic amber Pseudoscorpiones: Geogarypidae. Phegea 33:87-92 [M. Clapham/A. Benabbas/M. Clapham]
54516 M. Kadej and J. Háva. 2011. First record of a fossil Trinodes larva from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Trinodinae). Genus 22:17-22 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
44243 W. Krzemiński, E. Krzemińska, I. Kania and A. J. Ross. 2013. New taxa of Tanyderidae (Diptera) from Eocene Baltic amber. Zootaxa 3599:59-66 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
61433 A. A. Legalov. 2016. New weevils (Curculionidae) in Baltic amber. Paleontological Journal 50:970-985 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
67889 A. A. Legalov and A. Bukejs. 2018. New findings of weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionioidea) in Baltic amber. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 18:179-183 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
45692 H. P. Reike. 2012. Neue Arten und Anmerkungen zu Latridiidae (Coleoptera) aus Baltischem Bernstein. Latridiidae 9:7-23 [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]
66243 V. Tamutis, V. I. Alekseev, and A. Bukejs. 2017. A new species of Eupariini from Eocene Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Zootaxa 4353:568-576 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
55283 P. Zahradník and J. Háva. 2014. New Ptinidae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) from Baltic amber with a list of known fossil species. Studies and Reports, Taxonomical Series 10:629-646 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]