Also known as Chiapas amber
Where: Chiapas, Mexico (16.5° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.1° N, 89.0° W)
• coordinate stated in text
• 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
Collection methods: Repository: Museo del Ámbar de Chiapas (MACH), located in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas (formerly IGM6264 at Colección Nacional de Paleontología belonging to the Instituto de Geología, UNAM, México).
•"Recovered in a hole dug by hand that was intended to be used as a toilet in the field."
Primary reference: F. Riquelme and D. E. Hill. 2013. Insights into amber salticids from the Neogene of Middle America, with the first report of Marpissinae (Araneae: Salticidae) from the Chiapas amber. Peckhamia 106.1:1-5 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 187384: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.07.2017
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