UCMP B-4115, Las Cruces slide, Simojovel area (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.5° W: paleocoordinates 18.3° N, 88.8° 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

Primary reference: K. Christiansen. 1971. Notes on Miocene amber Collembola from Chiapas. University of California Publications in Entomology 63:45-48 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140213: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Collembola
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
Entomobrya sp. Rondani 1861 springtail
UCMP 13546
Arachnida
 Araneae - Araneidae
"? Argiopidae indet." = Araneidae
"? Argiopidae indet." = Araneidae Simon 1895 orb-weaving spider
UCMP 13544