Dominican amber (Lyman Museum collection) (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

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Dominican Amber in general is "late Early to early Middle Miocene" (= Burdigalian to Langhian) following Iturralde-Vinent and MacPhee 1996

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Lyman Entomological Museum, McGill University, Montreal

Primary reference: V. R. Vickery and G. O. Poinar. 1994. Crickets (Grylloptera: Grylloidea) in Dominican amber. The Canadian Entomologist 126:13-22 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140930: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 19.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Grossoxipha yaque n. gen. n. sp. Vickery and Poinar 1994 true crickets
LEM 10945
Proanaxipha latoca Vickery and Poinar 1994 true crickets
LEM 10948, 10951, 10952, 10955, 10955A
Proanaxipha bicolorata n. sp. Vickery and Poinar 1994 true crickets
LEM 10946
Abanaxipha incongrua n. sp. Vickery and Poinar 1994 true crickets
LEM 10954 (La Toca)
Abanaxipha longispina n. gen. n. sp. Vickery and Poinar 1994 true crickets
LEM 10950 (El Valle)
Anaxipha dominica Vickery and Poinar 1994 true crickets
LEM 10956
 Orthoptera - Mogoplistidae
Ornebius ambericus n. sp. Vickery and Poinar 1994 scaly cricket
LEM 10953 (La Toca)