Dominican copal (SMNS 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 SMNS

Primary reference: M. L. de Andrade and C. Baroni Urbani. 1999. Diversity and adaptation in the ant genus Cephalotes, past and present. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 271:1-889 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138880: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Reduviidae
Empicoris copal n. sp. Popov 1987 thread-legged bug
SMNS DoC-3050-E
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Cephalotes resinae n. sp. de Andrade 1999 ant
SMNS Do-3566
Cephalotes taino n. sp. de Andrade 1999 ant
SMNS Do-3014