Dominican amber (Montana State University MTEC coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Age controversial, with the youngest proposed age of 20-15 mya based on foraminifera and the oldest as 45-30 mya based on coccoliths. Most of the amber is secondarily deposited in turbiditic sandstones.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Montana State University at Bozeman (MTEC)

Primary reference: T. Hörnschemeyer, S. Wedmann, and G. Poinar. 2010. How long can insect species exist? Evidence from extant and fossil Micromalthus beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158:300-311 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140453: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Trogossitidae
Antillipeltis iviei n. sp. Lawrence et al. 2014 bark gnawing beetle
 Coleoptera - Micromalthidae
Micromalthus debilis LeConte 1878 telephone pole beetle
MTEC226