Baltic Amber, GPIH Kernegger collection (Eocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Kaliningrad, Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° 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

Collected by Friedrick Kernegger

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository: Geologisch-Palaontologischen Instituts und Museums der Universitat Hamburg (ex. Coll. Friedrich Kernegger, Hamburg, Germany)

Primary reference: M. Ohl. 1995. Eine neue Bethylidae der Gattung Lytopsenella Kieffer 1911 aus dem Baltischen Bernstein (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 69:409-416 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138800: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Notoptera - Mantophasmatidae
Raptophasma kerneggeri n. gen. n. sp.2
Raptophasma kerneggeri n. gen. n. sp.2 Zompro 2001 gladiator
GPIH 4299
 Hymenoptera - Bethylidae
Lytopsenella kerneggeri n. sp. Ohl 1995 wasp
GPIH 3621
 Coleoptera - Agyrtidae
Ipelates kerneggeri n. sp.1 Perkovsky 2005 primitive carrion beetle
GPIH 4392 (ex. coll. Kernegger 207/2001)