Rio Panachen, Totolapa, Mexican amber (Miocene of Mexico)

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

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Araneae - Salticidae
Maevia eureka n. sp. Riquelme and Menéndez-Acuña 2017 spider
IGM6264