Fannia scalaris amber forgery (Holocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.5° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 51.5° N, 12.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Purported to come from Baltic amber, but is a modern forgery

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: amber

Collected by H. Loew; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: W. Hennig. 1966. Fannia scalaris Fabricius, eine rezente Art im Baltischen Bernstein?. Stuttgarter Beitr├Ąge zur Naturkunde 150:1-12 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140372: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 08.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Fanniidae
Fannia scalaris Fabricius 1794 latrine fly
BMNH In. 22305 (Loew coll)