UCMP B-4122, 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: C. W. Sabrosky. 1963. A new acalyptrate fly from the Tertiary amber of Mexico (Diptera: Milichiidae). Journal of Paleontology 37(1):119-120 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140211: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Stichtoptychus mexambrus n. sp.3 Spilman 1971 spider beetle
UCMP 13106
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Glyphonyx sp.1 Cand├Ęze 1863 click beetle
UCMP 12874
Glyphonyx punctatus n. sp.1 Becker 1963 click beetle
UCMP 12873
 Diptera - Milichiidae
Phyllomyza hurdi n. sp. Sabrosky 1963 fly
UCMP 12876
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
"Lepidocyrtinus ? frater" = Seira frater2
"Lepidocyrtinus ? frater" = Seira frater2 Bonet 1934 springtail
UCMP 13556