UCMP B-5341, San Pedro (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Mexican amber, Chiapas amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 89.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: A. E. Emerson. 1971. Tertiary Fossil Species of the Rhinotermitidae (Isoptera), Phylogeny of Genera, and Reciprocal Phylogeny of Associated Flagellata (Protozoa) and the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 146:243-304 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138882: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 30.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Rhinotermitidae
Coptotermes sucineus Emerson 1971 termite
 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
Mastotermes electromexicus n. sp.2 Krishna and Emerson 1983 termite
B-5341-17, 18
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
"Trigona (Nogueirapis) silacea n. sp." = Nogueirapis silacea4
"Trigona (Nogueirapis) silacea n. sp." = Nogueirapis silacea4 Wille 1959 stingless bee
UCMP 12601
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Dasyhelea sp.3 Kieffer 1913 biting midge
 Diptera - Keroplatidae
"Ceroplatinae indet." = Keroplatidae1
"Ceroplatinae indet." = Keroplatidae1 Rondani 1856 predatory fungus gnat
B-5341-32, 38 ("Platyura or Orfelia")