Baltic amber (Vilnius University collection) (Eocene of Russian Federation)

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

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

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: Repository: Zoological Museum of Vilnius University

Primary reference: S. Podenas. 1999. New species of fossil mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) from the Baltic amber. Acta Zoologica Lituanica, Biodiversity 9:111-114 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140808: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Culicidae
"Aedes perkunas n. sp." = Culex erikae
"Aedes perkunas n. sp." = Culex erikae Szadziewski and Szadziewska 1985 mosquito
ZMVU 569
 Diptera - Trichoceridae
"Trichocera (Oligotrichocera) diluta" = Trichocera (Trichocera) diluta4
"Trichocera (Oligotrichocera) diluta" = Trichocera (Trichocera) diluta4 Podenas 2001 winter crane fly
ZMVU In.026
 Diptera - Limoniidae
Ormosia (Oreophila) skwarrae3 Alexander 1931 crane fly
VU 018, 539, 565
Ormosia (Oreophila) jurate n. sp.3 Podenas 1999 crane fly
VU 562
Ormosia (Oreophila) electrella3 Alexander 1931 crane fly
VU 566
Ormosia (Oreophila) tornquisti3 Alexander 1931 crane fly
VU 567
Ormosia (Oreophila) longipalpa n. sp.3 Podenas 1999 crane fly
VU 561
Ormosia (Oreophila) divulgata n. sp.3 Podenas 1999 crane fly
VU 557, 558, 559
Ormosia (Oreophila) illibata n. sp.3 Podenas 1999 crane fly
VU 560
Ormosia (Oreophila) abava n. sp.3 Podenas 1999 crane fly
VU 553
Ormosia (Oreophila) beurleni3 Alexander 1931 crane fly
VU 563
Ormosia (Oreophila) divina n. sp.3 Podenas 1999 crane fly
VU 554
Ormosia (Ormosia) sp.3 Rondani 1856 crane fly
VU 568
Ormosia (Ormosia) innata n. sp.3 Podenas 1999 crane fly
VU 564
Cheilotrichia (Empeda) bella n. sp.2 Podenas 1999 crane fly
ZMVU In.537
Cheilotrichia (Cheilotrichia) antiqua n. sp.2 Podenas 1999 crane fly
ZMVU In.017
Cheilotrichia (Cheilotrichia) gilija n. sp.2 Podenas 1999 crane fly
ZMVU In.533
Dactylolabis (Dactylolabis) viduus n. sp.5 Podenas 2005 crane fly
ZMVU In.022
 Diptera - Tanyderidae
"Macrochile baltica n. sp." = Podemacrochile baltica1
"Macrochile baltica n. sp." = Podemacrochile baltica1 Podenas 1997 primitive crane fly
ZMVU 416