Baltic amber (Pouillon coll) (Eocene of Russian Federation)

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

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

Preservation: amber

Collected by A. Pouillon

• Repository: unknown (André returned specimens to their owners)

Primary reference: E. André. 1895. Notice sur les fourmis fossiles de l'ambre de la Baltique et description de deux espèces nouvelles. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 20:80-84 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138940: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Macromischa prisca n. sp." = Vollenhovia prisca
"Macromischa prisca n. sp." = Vollenhovia prisca André 1895 ant