UCMP B-7456, 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: E. C. Becker. 1963. Three new fossil elaterids from the amber of Chiapas, Mexico, including a new genus (Coleoptera). Journal of Paleontology 37:125-128 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140260: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Agriotes succiniferus n. sp. Becker 1963 click beetle
UCMP 12972
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Cenocephalus hurdi n. sp.6 Schedl 1962 ambrosia beetle
UCMP 12976
 Coleoptera - Carabidae
Polyderis antigua n. sp.2 Erwin 1971 ground beetle
UCMP 12974
 Diptera - Dolichopodidae
? Diaphorinae indet.1 Schiner 1864 long-legged fly
UCMP 13004
 Diptera - Keroplatidae
"Ceroplatinae indet." = Keroplatidae4
"Ceroplatinae indet." = Keroplatidae4 Rondani 1856 predatory fungus gnat
UCMP 12997
 Diptera - Cecidomyiidae
? Lestodiplosis sp.3 Kieffer 1894 gall midge
UCMP 13000
? Monardia sp.3 Kieffer 1895 gall midge
UCMP 13001
 Diptera - Sciaridae
Bradysia sp.4 Winnertz 1867 dark-winged fungus gnat
UCMP 12998
Sciara sp.4 Meigen 1803 dark-winged fungus gnat
UCMP 12995
Arachnida
 Araneae - Clubionidae
Prosocer mollis n. gen. n. sp.5
Prosocer mollis n. gen. n. sp.5 Petrunkevitch 1963 sac spider
UCMP 12969
 Araneae - Araneidae
"Aranea exusta n. sp." = Araneus exustus5
"Aranea exusta n. sp." = Araneus exustus5 Petrunkevitch 1963 orb-weaving spider
UCMP 12805