Baltic Amber, Vitali collection: Priabonian, Russian Federation

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta - Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Ptinus (Gynopterus) inclusus n. sp. Bellés and Vitali 2007
Bellés and Vitali 2007 1 specimen
ex. coll. P. Rüdel B-1189 (1 measurement)
Sucinoptinus sucini n. gen., n. sp. Bellés and Vitali 2007
Bellés and Vitali 2007 1 specimen
ex. coll. A. Gorski (Poland, Baltic Coast)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Cantharidae
Mimoplatycis bicolor n. sp. Fanti and Vitali 2017
Fanti and Vitali 2017 1 specimen
ex coll. C. Gröhn D1748
Malthodes caenozoicus n. sp. Fanti and Vitali 2017
Fanti and Vitali 2017 1 specimen
ex coll. W. Lewita G109
Insecta - Coleoptera - Biphyllidae
Diplocoelus probiphyllus n. sp. Vitali 2010
Vitali 2010 1 specimen
ex. coll. M. Veta (Lithuania) (1 measurement)
Insecta - Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Mesalocerus tetropoides n. gen., n. sp. Vitali 2015
Vitali 2015 1 specimen
FS59BS33 (ex coll. C. Martin) (1 measurement)
Nothorhina granulicollis (Zang 1905)
Vitali 2006 7 specimens
FS4B4, FS17B16, FS7B7, FS19B17, FS6B6, FS9B9, FS10B10 (5 measurements)
Saphanites mirabilis n. gen., n. sp. Vitali 2011
Vitali 2011 1 specimen
FS46B27 (ex coll. M. Veta, Lithuania)
Paracorymbia antiqua n. sp. Vitali 2005
Vitali 2005 1 specimen
ex. coll. C. Gröhn (1 measurement)
Pseudosieversia europaea n. sp. Vitali 2004
3 specimens
recombined as Trichosieversia europaea
ex.coll. E. Probst; 1 ex coll. C. Gröhn in Vitali, 2005, 1 ex. coll J. Velten in Vitali, 2009 (3 measurements)
Encyclopidonia punctatissima n. gen., n. sp. Vitali 2009
Vitali 2009 1 specimen
FS39B24 (ex coll P. Cardwell A8137) (1 measurement)
Tillomorphites robustus n. gen., n. sp. Vitali 2011
Vitali 2011 1 specimen
FS47B28 (ex coll. M. Veta, Lithuania) (1 measurement)
Tillomorphites spinipes n. sp. Vitali 2017
Vitali 2017 1 specimen
FS56BS30 (ex coll. M. Veta)
Tillomorphites otiliae n. sp. Vitali 2017
Vitali 2017 2 specimens
FS65BS35, FS70BS39 (ex coll. M. Veta)
Procleomenes gouverneuri n. sp. Vitali 2018
Vitali 2018 1 specimen
FS71BS40 (ex coll. J. Damzen)
Protachryson pomeranicum n. gen., n. sp. Vitali 2011
Vitali 2011 1 specimen
FS45B26 (ex coll. D. Balsatis, Lithuania) (1 measurement)
Necydalis (Necydalisca) zangi n. sp. Vitali 2011
Vitali 2011 1 specimen
FS48B29 (ex coll. M. Veta, Lithuania) (1 measurement)
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
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
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:amber
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils,microfossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:surface (float)
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: Repository: private collection of F. Vitali
Database number:138000
Authorizer:M. Clapham Enterer:M. Clapham
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:paleoentomology
Created:2013-01-02 18:19:35 Last modified:2015-03-25 17:54:13
Access level:the public Released:2013-01-02 18:19:35
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

44121. F. Vitali. 2004. Pseudosieversia europaea new species from Baltic amber (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lepturinae). Les Cahiers Magellanes 35:1-8 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]

Secondary references:

45117 X. Bellés and F. Vitali. 2007. New fossil spider beetles from Baltic amber (Coleoptera Ptinidae). Entomapeiron (P.S.) 2(2):17-28 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
62986 F. Fanti and F. Vitali. 2017. Key to fossil Malthininae, with description of two new species in Baltic amber (Coleoptera Cantharidae). Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 17:19-27 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
45746 F. Vitali. 2005. Notes about the European fossil Lepturinae and the description of a new species (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lepturinae). Lambillionea 105:530-538 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
56703 F. Vitali. 2006. Taxonomic, biological and evolutionistic notes on the Spondylidinae included in Baltic amber (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Entomapeiron (P.S.) 1(3):29-44 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
48298 F. Vitali. 2009. The cerambycids included in Baltic amber: current knowledge status with the description of new taxa (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Denisia 26:231-242 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
39655 F. Vitali. 2010. Diplocoelus probiphyllus n. sp., the first known fossil false skin beetle (Coleoptera: Biphyllidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 46:168-172 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
55978 F. Vitali. 2011. Six new fossil Cerambycids included in Baltic and Saxon amber (Coleoptera Cerambycidae). Entomapeiron (P.S.) 4:1-36 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
56493 F. Vitali. 2015. Mesalocerus tetropoides n. gen., n. sp. from Baltic amber: the first fossil member of the tribe Anisarthrini Mamaev & Danilevsky, 1973 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Les Cahiers Magellanes, NS 18:65-69 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
64625 F. Vitali. 2017. Two new fossil species of Tillomorphites Vitali (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and remarks on the morphological evolution, mimicry, biogeography and phylogeny of the tribe Tillomorphini. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 17:147-160 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]
66883 F. Vitali. 2018. Procleomenes gouverneuri sp. n. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Baltic amber: the first fossil member of the tribe Sestyrini Lacordaire, 1869. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 18:33-38 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]