Dominican amber, Palo Quemado (MCB coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 70.6° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Age controversial, with the youngest proposed age of 20-15 mya based on foraminifera and the oldest as 45-30 mya based on coccoliths. Most of the amber is secondarily deposited in turbiditic sandstones.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collected by Jorge Caridad

• Repository: Museu de la Ciencia, Barcelona

Primary reference: M. L. de Andrade, C. Baroni Urbani, C. R. F. Brandão and J. Wagensberg. 1999. Two new species of Leptothorax "Nesomyrmex" fossils in Dominican amber. Beiträge zur Entomologie 49:133-140 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138937: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Technomyrmex caritatis n. sp.1, "Leptothorax caritatis" = Nesomyrmex caritatis
Technomyrmex caritatis n. sp.1 Brandão and Baroni Urbani 1999 ant
MCCB-0050 "Jorge Caridad" (35 workers, 3 groups of eggs, 31 larvae, 18 pupae)
"Leptothorax caritatis" = Nesomyrmex caritatis de Andrade 1999 ant
MCB-0060 "Jorge Caridad"
 Hymenoptera - Evaniidae
"Brachygaster (Semaeomyia) dominicanus n. sp." = Semaeomyia dominicana2
"Brachygaster (Semaeomyia) dominicanus n. sp." = Semaeomyia dominicana2 Nel et al. 2002 ensign wasp
MCAM 0168