Where: Kaliningrad, Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• local area-level geographic resolution
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, microfossils
Reposited in the PIN
Collection methods: surface (float)
• Repository: private collection of Vitaly Alekseev (Kaliningrad), but will be deposited in the Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Science (Moscow) for permanent preservation.
Primary reference: V. I. Alekseev. 2012. Sucinoptinus bukejsi sp.nov. (Coleoptera: Ptinidae: Ptinini), the second species of the Tertiary genus from the Baltic amber. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology 12:145-148 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 139928: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.02.2013
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