Dominican amber (Ballerio coll) (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

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Age controversial, with the youngest proposed age of 20-15 mya based on foraminifera and the oldest as 45-30 mya based on coccoliths. Most of the amber is secondarily deposited in turbiditic sandstones.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Alberto Ballerio personal collection

Primary reference: G. Poinar and A. Ballerio. 2017. Remarks on some Ceratocanthinae (Coleoptera: Hybosoridae) in Dominican amber. Zootaxa 4286:125-128 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186640: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Hybosoridae
Germarostes "sp. A" Paulian 1982 scavenger scarab beetle
Germarostes "sp. B" Paulian 1982 scavenger scarab beetle