Baltic Amber (BSPG coll) (Eocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Kaliningrad, Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• According to Aleksandrova and Zaporozhets (2008), the higher parts of the Prussian Formation (including the Blaue Erde or Blue Earth) belong to the Charlesdowniea clathrata angulosa dinocyst Zone. Based on its index species, this zone is concurrent to Zone W13 established in the Parisian basin (Châteauneuf and Gruas-Cavagnetto 1978), where it is correlated with nannoplankton zones NP18–NP21 (Powell, 1992) of the Priabonian. In the Paleogene zonation of northwestern Europe, the first occurrence of Thalassiphora fenestrata is designated at the base of the dinocyst Subzone D12b (36.20 +/- 0.1 Ma), which is correlated with zones NP18 (terminal part)–NP20 of the Priabonian (Luterbacher et al., 2004).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: amber

Reposited in the BSP

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository: Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie, München

Primary reference: W. Hennig. 1967. Therevidae aus dem Baltischen Bernstein, mit einigen Bemerkungen über Asilidae und Bombyliidae (Diptera Brachycera). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde 176:1-14 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140452: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.03.2013, edited by Annabelle Louderback

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Therevidae
Glaesorthactia magnicornis Meunier 1908 stiletto fly
BSP 1958 I 326
 Lepidoptera - Nepticulidae
Bohemannia aschaueri n. sp.1 Fischer 2013 moth
SNSB-BSPG 2013 I 94
Bohemannia butzmanni n. sp.1 Fischer 2013 moth
SNSB-BSPG 2013 I 93
 Lepidoptera - Tineidae
Forcepsites michalskii n. gen. n. sp.3
Forcepsites michalskii n. gen. n. sp.3 Fischer and Hörnig 2019 moth
SNSB-BSPG 2017 I 113
 Lepidoptera - Bucculatricidae
Bucculatrix rycki n. sp.2 Fischer 2015 moth
SNSB-BSPG 2015 I 7
 Archaeognatha - Machilidae
Petrobiinae indet.4 Kaplin 1985 jumping bristletail
BSPG 1995 I 53
Machilinae indet.4 Grassi 1888 jumping bristletail
BSPG 1967 XX 4
Arachnida
 Araneae - Uloboridae
Eomiagrammopes singularis n. gen. n. sp.7
Eomiagrammopes singularis n. gen. n. sp.7 Wunderlich 2004 hackled orb-weaver
 Araneae - Nesticidae
Eopopino inopinatus n. sp.6 Wunderlich 1986 cave cobweb spider
 Araneae - Synotaxidae
Acrometa cristata6 Petrunkevitch 1942 spider
Pseudoacrometa gracilipes n. gen. n. sp.6 Wunderlich 1986 spider
 Araneae - Oonopidae
"Orchestina crassipatellaris n. sp." = Orchestina (Baltorchestina) crassipatellaris5
"Orchestina crassipatellaris n. sp." = Orchestina (Baltorchestina) crassipatellaris5 Wunderlich 1981 goblin spider
BSP 1958 VIII 71