Where: Tanzania (6.9° S, 39.3° E: paleocoordinates 6.9° S, 39.3° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)
• "Definitely not contemporaneous with Baltic amber" according to Cockerell (1909), who also gives age as "Pliocene at the oldest" based on presence of Apis mellifera. Cockerell also says "I cannot help suspecting that it is really copal, and not of English origin at all." Most recent authors (e.g., Zeuner & Manning 1976; Engel, 2006; Kotthoff et al., 2011) consider the specimen to be from East Africa copal.
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the SM
• Repository: Museum of Geology of Cambridge University. Purchased by Benjamin Burwood from fishermen in or near Great Yarmouth.
Primary reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1909. Some European fossil bees. The Entomologist 42:313-317 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 140171: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.03.2013
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