Baltic Amber, Latvian Natural History Museum LDM collection (Eocene of Lithuania)

Where: Lithuania (55.9° N, 21.1° E: paleocoordinates 55.0° N, 16.1° 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)

• Repository: Latvian Natural History Museum (Latvijas Dabas Muzejs, LDM)

Primary reference: D. Telnov. 2012. Tomoderinae (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) of the Baltic amber. Latvijas Entomologs 51:3-11 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137999: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Anthicidae
Macratria succinia Abdullah 1965 ant like flower beetle
G 404/5, G404/6
Macratria alleni Telnov 2012 ant like flower beetle
G 404/3
Macratria appendiculata Abdullah 1964 ant like flower beetle
G 404/4
Tomoderus sp. Laferte-Senectere 1849 ant like flower beetle
G 404/2
Tomoderus balticus n. sp. Telnov 2012 ant like flower beetle
G 404/1