UCMP B-8416, Copainala (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 93.2° W: paleocoordinates 18.6° N, 89.5° 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: K. Krishna and A. E. Emerson. 1983. A new fossil species of termite from Mexican Amber, Mastotermes electromexicus (Isoptera, Mastotermitidae). American Museum Novitates 2767:1-8 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140478: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
Mastotermes electromexicus Krishna and Emerson 1983 termite
B-8416-3, 6, 7
 Diptera - Psychodidae
Trichomyia axeli n. sp. Stebner and Solórzano Kraemer 2014 moth fly
UCMP 10389 (B-8416-6)