UCMP B-7044, Quechula (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 93.4° W: paleocoordinates 18.3° N, 89.7° 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: D. E. Hardy. 1971. A new Plecia (Diptera: Bibionidae) from Mexican amber. University of California Publications in Entomology 63:65-67 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140210: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
Mastotermes electromexicus3 Krishna and Emerson 1983 termite
 Coleoptera - Dermestidae
Cryptorhopalum electron n. sp.1 Beal 1972 skin beetle
UCMP 12944
 Diptera - Bibionidae
Plecia pristina n. sp. Hardy 1971 love bug
UCMP 12878
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Threticus sp.4 Eaton 1904 moth fly
UCMP 10379 (B-7044-29)
Trichomyia sp.5 Haliday 1839 moth fly
UCMP 10378 (B-7044-27)
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
Lepidocyrtus sp.2 Bourlet 1839 springtail
UCMP 13554