Dominican amber (Illinois NHS 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: Illinois Natural History Survey

Primary reference: A. Wille and L. C. Chandler. 1964. A new stingless bee from the Tertiary amber of the Dominican Republic (Hymenoptera; Meliponini). Revista de BiologĂ­a Tropical 12:187-195 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139308: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Orthoptera - Tetrigidae
Electrotettix attenboroughi n. gen. n. sp. Heads and Thomas 2014 pygmy grasshopper
INHS 10175
 Hymenoptera - Apidae
"Trigona (Liotrigona) dominicana n. sp." = Proplebeia dominicana
"Trigona (Liotrigona) dominicana n. sp." = Proplebeia dominicana Wille and Chandler 1964 stingless bee