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

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.6° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.5° 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: private collection of Xavier Bellés (Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, Barcelona)

Primary reference: X. Bellés. 2010. Systematics of the genus Oviedinus nov. (Coleoptera: Ptinidae), including a fossil new species from Dominican amber, biogeographical remarks and an account of fossil ptinids. Elytron 24:77-88 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139930: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Oviedinus hispaniolensis n. sp. Bellés 2010 spider beetle