Baltic Amber, ISEA Novosibirsk collection (Eocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Kaliningrad, Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• 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).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Specimens at Institute of Systematic and Evolution of Animals, Novosibirsk

Primary reference: A. A. Legalov. 2012. A new weevil genus of the tribe Metrioxenini (Coleoptera: Belidae) in Eocene Baltic amber. Historical Biology 24:213-217 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134456: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Melyridae
Aploceble (Chalcaploceble) viridiaeneus n. sp.8 Tshernyshev 2012 soft-winged flower beetle
Palpattalus eocenicus n. gen. n. sp.9 Tshernyshev 2016 soft-winged flower beetle
ISEZh sch_002, 004, 005, 006
Palpattalus baltiensis n. sp.9 Tshernyshev 2016 soft-winged flower beetle
ISEZh sch_003
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Electrocaryedon poinari n. gen. n. sp.4
Electrocaryedon poinari n. gen. n. sp.4 Legalov 2016 palm bruchid
ISEZh 2012-8
 Coleoptera - Belidae
Oxycraspedus poinari n. sp.5 Legalov 2016 weevil
ISEA BA2015/2
Succinometrioxena bachofeni n. sp.2 Legalov 2013 weevil
Succinometrioxena poinari n. gen. n. sp. Legalov 2012 weevil
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Pachytychius eocenicus n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2011/7
Dorytomus electrinus n. sp.5 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEA BA2015/5
Dorytomus (Euolamus) nudus n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2013/5
"Succinostyphlus mroczkowskii" = Sucinostyphlus mroczkowskii6 Kuska 1996 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2012/20
"Succinostyphlus erectosquamata" = Sucinostyphlus erectosquamata6 Rheinheimer 2007 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2012/16
Archaeoeugnomus balticus n. gen. n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2012/15
Palaeorhamphus primitivus n. gen. n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2012/12
Orchestes tatjanae n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2014/4
Eocenesibinia prussica n. gen. n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2013/4
Palaeodexipeus kirejtshuki n. gen. n. sp.5 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEA BA2015/3
Caulophilus rarus n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2011/5
Caulophilus squamosus n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2012/9
Leiosoma (Palaeoleiosoma) klebsi n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2013/3
Archaeocallirhopalus larssoni n. gen. n. sp.2 Legalov 2013 snout beetle
Archaeocallirhopalus alekseevi7 Legalov and Bukejs 2015 snout beetle
ISEA BA2012/13
Succinalophus attenboroughi n. gen. n. sp.5 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEA BA2015/1
Palaeophelypera kuscheli n. gen. n. sp.2 Legalov 2013 snout beetle
Ceutorhynchus succinus n. sp.2 Legalov 2013 snout beetle
Ceutorhynchus alekseevi6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2014/15
Ceutorhynchus electrinus n. sp.6 Legalov 2016 snout beetle
ISEZh BA2012/10
 Coleoptera - Attelabidae
Baltocar convexus n. sp.3, Succinorhynchites alberti n. gen. n. sp.2, Electrauletes unicus n. gen. n. sp.3
Baltocar convexus n. sp.3 Legalov 2015 leaf rolling weevil
ISEA BA2013/3
Succinorhynchites alberti n. gen. n. sp.2 Legalov 2013 tooth-nosed snout weevil
Electrauletes unicus n. gen. n. sp.3 Legalov 2015 tooth-nosed snout weevil
ISEA BA2014/1
 Coleoptera - Anthribidae
Allandroides vossi n. gen. n. sp.3 Legalov 2015 fungus weevil
ISEA BA2012/11
Glaesotropis (Glaesotropis) succiniferus3 Legalov 2015 fungus weevil
ISEA BA2013/2
Glaesotropis (Electranthribus) gratshevi n. sp.3 Legalov 2015 fungus weevil
ISEA BA2014/2
Glaesotropis (Electranthribus) alleni n. sp.3 Legalov 2015 fungus weevil
ISEA BA2012/19
"Electranthribus zherikhini n. gen. n. sp." = Glaesotropis (Electranthribus) zherikhini2 Legalov 2013 fungus weevil
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
Conapium (Palaeoconapion) alleni n. sp.1 Legalov 2012 weevil
Melanapion (Melanapionoides) poinari n. sp.3 Legalov 2015 weevil
ISEA BA2013/22
Melanapion (Melanapionoides) wanati n. sp.1 Legalov 2012 weevil