Taimyr amber, Baikura-Neru Gulf (PIN collection 3370) (Cretaceous to of Russian Federation)

Where: Siberia, Russian Federation (73.8° N, 101.4° E: paleocoordinates 73.8° N, 64.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Albian to Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 93.5 Ma)

• The amber-bearing deposits of Baikura are layered loose sands, similar to those of the Kheta and Dolgan formations (Zherikhin and Eskov, 1999; Rasnitsyn and Quicke, 2002) dated back to the Santonian, but the only geological report (Saks et al., 1959) refers the locality to the Ognevka Formation (Albian). Upper Albian-?lower Cenomanian in Gumovsky et al., 2017.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Primary reference: K. Y. Eskov and J. Wunderlich. 1995. On the spiders from Taimyr ambers, Siberia, with the description of a new family and with general notes on the spiders from the Cretaceous resins (Arachnida: Araneae). Beitr├Ąge zur Araneologie 4:95-107 [D. Smith/A. Kinchloe/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35046: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 27.10.2003, edited by Jered Karr

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Figitidae
Protocharips evenhuisi n. gen. n. sp.
Protocharips evenhuisi n. gen. n. sp. Kovalev 1994 wasp
PIN 3370/20
Arachnida
 Araneae -
Araneomorphae indet. Smith 1902 spider
 Araneae - Thomisidae
? Thomisidae indet. Sundevall 1833 crab spider
 Araneae - Araneidae
Araneidae indet. Simon 1895 orb-weaving spider