Dominican amber, Cotui (Poinar coll) (Holocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.1° N, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.6° N, 70.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Cotui copal has a different composition, derives from Hymenaea courbaril and not Hymenaea protera, and has been radiocarbon dated at less than 1000 years old

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Poinar collection, Oregon State University

Primary reference: D. A. Grimaldi. 1987. Amber fossil Drosophilidae (Diptera), with particular reference to the Hispaniolan taxa. American Museum Novitates 2880:1-23 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140259: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Drosophilidae
Drosophila (Drosophila) poinari Grimaldi 1987 fruit fly