Baltic amber (MNH Lyon 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: Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Lyon

Primary reference: A. Hustache. 1942. Un curculionide de l'ambre de la Baltique. Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 11(7):108-109 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140821: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Electrotribus theryi n. gen. n. sp.
Electrotribus theryi n. gen. n. sp. Hustache 1942 snout beetle