UCMP B-6899, Simojovel area (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° 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

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 140214: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Sciaridae
Bradysia sp.1 Winnertz 1867 dark-winged fungus gnat
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Psychodinae indet.2 Newman 1834 moth fly
UCMP 10376 (B-6899-42)
Matuna bechlyi n. gen. n. sp.2 Stebner and Solórzano Kraemer 2014 moth fly
UCMP 10375 (B-6899-41)
Threticus sp.2 Eaton 1904 moth fly
UCMP 10377 (B-6899-61)
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
Entomobrya sp. Rondani 1861 springtail
UCMP 13547, 13549, 13510