UCMP B-4119, Simojovel region (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.3° N, 92.9° W: paleocoordinates 17.9° N, 89.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the UCMP

• Specimens in UC Museum of Paleontlogy, Berkeley

Primary reference: L. W. Quate. 1963. Fossil Psychodidae in Mexican amber, part 2 (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology 37(1):110-118 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140206: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Leptopodidae
Leptosalda chiapensis n. gen. n. sp.1
Leptosalda chiapensis n. gen. n. sp.1 Cobben 1971 spiny-legged bug
UCMP 12281
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Trichomyia declivivena n. sp. Quate 1963 moth fly
UCMP 12748
 Araneae - Salticidae
Salticidae indet.2 Blackwall 1841 spider
UCMP 13542
 Araneae - Oonopidae
Orchestina mortua n. sp.2 Petrunkevitch 1971 goblin spider
UCMP 13543
 Acariformes - Oppiidae
"Damaeus mexicanus" = Oppia mexicana3
"Damaeus mexicanus" = Oppia mexicana3 Woolley 1971 oribatid mite
UCMP 13525