Dominican amber (Hoffeins 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: Hoffeins collection. The Hoffeins collection, including the types will be deposited at the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, M√ľncheberg (SDEI), Germany

Primary reference: R. Wagner. 2017. Synopsis of extinct Bruchomyiinae (Diptera, Psychodidae) from Burmese, Baltic and Dominican amber, with descriptions of new genera and species. Zootaxa 4320:100-120 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188747: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 14.09.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Psychodidae
Boreofairchildia dominicana n. sp. Wagner 2017 moth fly
Hoffeins 1170-4