Baltic amber, Reike collection (Eocene of Russian Federation)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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: Material in private collection of H.-P. Reike

Primary reference: H. P. Reike. 2012. Neue Arten und Anmerkungen zu Latridiidae (Coleoptera) aus Baltischem Bernstein. Latridiidae 9:7-23 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140810: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Latridiidae
Revelieria groehni2 Sergi et al. 2013 minute brown scavenger beetle
Reike 08, 09
Enicmus palaeorugosus n. sp. Reike 2012 minute brown scavenger beetle
Reike 07
Latridius alexeevi1 Bukejs et al. 2011 minute brown scavenger beetle
HPR 16
Latridius jantaricus1 Borowiec 1985 minute brown scavenger beetle
HPR 12, 17
Corticaria amberica1 Reike et al. 2017 minute brown scavenger beetle
HPR 8059
Corticarina palaeoparvula n. sp. Reike 2012 minute brown scavenger beetle
Reike No. 6
Corticarina palaeominuta Reike 2012 minute brown scavenger beetle
8041, 7841; Reike 14 in Reike et al., 2017