Dominican amber, Cotui (MCZ coll) (Holocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.1° N, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.6° N, 70.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Cotui copal has a different composition, derives from Hymenaea courbaril and not Hymenaea protera, and has been radiocarbon dated at less than 1000 years old

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the MCZ

Primary reference: E. O. Wilson. 1985. Ants of the Dominican Amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) 3. The Subfamily Dolichoderinae. Psyche 92(1):17-37 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138702: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Azteca alpha Wilson 1985 ant
540 total specimens not divided
Pseudomyrmex simplex Smith 1877 ant