UCMP B-7053, Palo Blanco mine (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: J. L. Gressitt. 1971. A second chrysomelid beetle from the amber of Chiapas, Mexico. University of California Publications in Entomology 63:63-64 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140209: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rhabditida - Aphelenchoididae
Oligaphelenchoides atrebora n. gen. n. sp.3 Poinar 1977
UCMP 14504, 14505, 14506
 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
Mastotermes electromexicus2 Krishna and Emerson 1983 termite
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
"Crepidodera antiqua n. sp." = Neocrepidodera antiqua
"Crepidodera antiqua n. sp." = Neocrepidodera antiqua Gressitt 1971 flea beetle
UCMP 13523
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Trichomyia sp.4 Haliday 1839 moth fly
UCMP 10384 (B-7053-33)
 Entomobryomorpha - Paronellidae
Salina ? tristani1 Denis 1931 springtail
UCMP 13518
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
Entomobrya sp.1, "Lepidocyrtinus ? frater" = Seira frater1
Entomobrya sp.1 Rondani 1861 springtail
UCMP 13548
"Lepidocyrtinus ? frater" = Seira frater1 Bonet 1934 springtail
UCMP 13555