Dominican amber, La Bucara mine (Poinar coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.2° N, 70.7° W: paleocoordinates 19.1° N, 69.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Toca Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Older dates for Dominican amber were Upper Eocene or Oligocene, but it is now dated as Miocene.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Collection of George O. Poinar at Oregon State University (Corvallis)

Primary reference: G. Poinar. 2011. A walking stick, Clonistria dominicana n. sp. (Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae) in Dominican amber. Historical Biology 23:223-226 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134455: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Cicadidae
Minyscapheus dominicanus n. gen. n. sp.4
Minyscapheus dominicanus n. gen. n. sp.4 Poinar et al. 2012 cicada
HO-4-62
 Hemiptera - Clastopteridae
Prisciba serrata n. gen. n. sp.3
Prisciba serrata n. gen. n. sp.3 Poinar and Brown 2014 froghopper
HO-4-63A
 Hemiptera - Schizopteridae
Hypselosoma dominicana n. sp.2 Poinar and Brown 2015 jumping soil bug
He-4-75A
Schizoptera hispaniolae n. sp.2 Poinar 2015 jumping soil bug
He-4-75C
 Phasmatodea - Diapheromeridae
Clonistria dominicana n. sp. Poinar 2011 stick insect
O-2-43
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Bicalcasura maculata n. gen. n. sp.5
Bicalcasura maculata n. gen. n. sp.5 Poinar and Legalov 2014 snout beetle
C-7-413
 Diptera - Streblidae
Enischnomyia stegosoma n. gen. n. sp.1
Enischnomyia stegosoma n. gen. n. sp.1 Poinar and Brown 2012 bat fly