UCMP B-7051, Vega de la Campana (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 89.0° 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: T. J. Spilman. 1971. Fossil Stichtoptychus and Cryptorama in Mexican amber (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 63:87-89 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140212: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Enoplea
 Rhabditida - Diplogastridae
Oligodiplogaster antiqua n. gen. n. sp.4
Oligodiplogaster antiqua n. gen. n. sp.4 Poinar 1977
UCMP 14507, 14508
Insecta
 Blattodea - Kalotermitidae
Calcaritermes vetus n. sp.2 Emerson 1969 termite
UCMP 2072 (B-7051-8)
 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
Mastotermes electromexicus3 Krishna and Emerson 1983 termite
B-7051-9
 Coleoptera - Ptinidae
Cryptorama sp. Fall 1905 spider beetle
UCMP 13107
 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Nannohelea sp.5 Grogan and Wirth 1980 biting midge
B-7051-16
Collembola
 Entomobryomorpha - Paronellidae
Salina ? tristani1 Denis 1931 springtail
UCMP 13517