Baltic Amber, Göttingen Zoologisches Museum collection (Eocene of Russian Federation)

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

• local area-level geographic resolution

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, microfossils

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository: University of Göttingen (Zoologisches Museum der Georg-August-Universität)

Primary reference: T. Hörnschemeyer. 1998. New species of Electribius Crowson 1973 (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae) from Baltic amber. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 72:299-306 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184508: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Artematopodidae
Electribius sp. Crowson 1973 soft bodied plant beetle
ZIMG 3924
Electribius procerus n. sp. Hörnschemeyer 1998 soft bodied plant beetle
ZIMG 3923
Electribius balticus n. sp. Hörnschemeyer 1998 soft bodied plant beetle
ZIMG 3922
Electribius friederichi n. sp. Hörnschemeyer 1998 soft bodied plant beetle
ZIMG 3914, 3915, 3916