Dominican amber (BGSS coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• 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

Collection methods: Repository: Biogeographische Sammlung der Universitat des Saarlandes (coll. Nagel)

Primary reference: P. Nagel. 1987. Fossil ant nest beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Paussinae). Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey 35/36:137-170 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139206: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Eohomopterus paulmuelleri n. sp. Nagel 1987 ant nest beetle
Homopterus hispaniolensis n. sp. Nagel 1987 ant nest beetle