UCMP B-4112, Pa-Buchil, Simojovel region (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 89.1° 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: L. W. Quate. 1963. Fossil Psychodidae in Mexican amber, part 2 (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology 37(1):110-118 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140216: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Mymaridae
Alaptus sp.2, "Alaptus psocidivorus" = Alaptus pallidicornis2
Alaptus sp.2 Westwood 1839 fairyfly
UCMP 12625, 12636, 12638 (possibly A. psocidivorus males)
"Alaptus psocidivorus" = Alaptus pallidicornis2 Foerster 1856 fairyfly
UCMP 12631
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Psychoda sp. Latreille 1796 moth fly
UCMP 13077
Collembola
 Entomobryomorpha - Paronellidae
? Paronella sp.1 Schott 1893 springtail
UCMP 13620
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
Entomobrya sp.1 Rondani 1861 springtail
UCMP 13508