Dominican amber, El Valle locality (MCZ coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.6° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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

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 138708: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.01.2013, edited by Amy Delelli

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Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Iridomyrmex hispaniolae" = Technomyrmex hispaniolae Wilson 1985 ant
27 specimens from all collections but not divided
Cephalotes integerrimus2 Vierbergen and Scheven 1995 ant
Proceratium gibberum n. sp.1 de Andrade 2003 ant