Dominican amber (University of Puerto Rico 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)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (purchased from Mr. Jacob Brodzinsky)

Primary reference: J. A. Mari Mutt. 1983. Collembola in amber from the Dominican Republic. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 85:575-587 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140492: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Collembola
 Symphypleona - Sminthuridae
Sphyrotheca sp. Borner 1906 globular springtail
No 34, 35
 Entomobryomorpha - Cyphoderidae
Cyphoderus "sp. 1" Nicolet 1842 springtail
All in No 37
Cyphoderus "sp. 2" Nicolet 1842 springtail
Both in No 37
 Entomobryomorpha - Paronellidae
Paronella sp. Schott 1893 springtail
No 25, 26, 44
Salina sp. MacGillivray 1894 springtail
No 22-24, 41-43
 Entomobryomorpha - Entomobryidae
Seira sp. Lubbock 1869 springtail
No 1-15, 27-29, 36
Pseudosinella sp. Schaeffer 1897 springtail
No 16
Lepidocyrtus sp. Bourlet 1839 springtail
No 17-21, 37-42
 Entomobryomorpha - Isotomidae
"Isotoma (Desoria) "sp. 1"" = Desoria, "Isotoma (Desoria) "sp. 2"" = Desoria, Cryptopygus sp.
"Isotoma (Desoria) "sp. 1"" = Desoria Nicolet 1841 springtail
No 31, 33
"Isotoma (Desoria) "sp. 2"" = Desoria Nicolet 1841 springtail
All in No 37
Cryptopygus sp. Willem 1901 springtail
No 30, 32