Dominican amber (Ron Cauble 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: Deposited in the amber collection of Ron Cauble, the Bone Room, Berkeley, CA

Primary reference: G. Poinar. 2009. Dominibrentus leptus, n. gen., n. sp. (Curculionoidea, Brentidae, Cyphagoginae, Dominibrentini, n. tribe), a straight-snouted weevil in Dominican amber. Historical Biology 21:51-55 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134457: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Enoplea
 Rhabditida -
Palaeodiplogaster brentiphila n. gen. n. sp. Poinar 2011
Cauble D 010
Insecta
 Coleoptera - Brentidae
Dominibrentus leptus n. gen. n. sp.
Dominibrentus leptus n. gen. n. sp. Poinar 2009 weevil