Dominican amber (Work amber collection, Ashland) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Age controversial, with the youngest proposed age of 20-15 mya based on foraminifera and the oldest as 45-30 mya based on coccoliths. Most of the amber is secondarily deposited in turbiditic sandstones.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Work amber collection, Ashland, Oregon

Primary reference: G. Poinar. 1998. Paleoeuglossa melissiflora gen. n., sp. n. (Euglossinae: Apidae), fossil orchid bees in Dominican amber. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 71:29-34 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138330: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Apidae
"Paleoeuglossa melissiflora n. gen. n. sp." = Eufriesea melissiflora
"Paleoeuglossa melissiflora n. gen. n. sp." = Eufriesea melissiflora Poinar 1998 orchid bee
 Parasitiformes - Argasidae
Ornithodoros antiquus n. sp. Poinar 1995 soft tick