UCMP B-7042, Simojovel area (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 89.0° 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: R. Szadziewski and W. L. Grogan. 1996. Biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Mexican amber. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 65:291-295 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140833: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 18.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Ceratopogonidae
Forcipomyia sp. Meigen 1818 biting midge