UCMP B-8411, Simojovel region (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.3° N, 92.9° W: paleocoordinates 17.9° N, 89.2° 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: R. J. Gagné. 1980. Mycetophilidae and Sciaridae (Diptera) in Mexican amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 82(1):152 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140368: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Keroplatidae
"Ceroplatinae indet." = Keroplatidae
"Ceroplatinae indet." = Keroplatidae Rondani 1856 predatory fungus gnat
B-8411-71 ("Platyura or Orfelia")
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Psychoda sp.1 Latreille 1796 moth fly
UCMP 10385 (B-8411-57)
Trichomyia sp.2 Haliday 1839 moth fly
UCMP 10386 (B-8411-61)