Taimyr amber, Bulun River (PIN collection 3963) (Cretaceous of Russian Federation)

Where: Siberia, Russian Federation (71.6° N, 101.0° E: paleocoordinates 69.3° N, 73.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kheta Formation, Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collected by A. Rasnitsyn, I. Sukatsheva in 1976; reposited in the PIN

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: L. Botosaneanu and W. Wichard. 1983. Upper Cretaceous Siberian and Canadian amber caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera). Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 53:187-217 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35052: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 28.10.2003, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Apolephthisa bulunensis n. sp.1 Blagoderov and Grimaldi 2004 fungus gnat
PIN 3963/4
 Trichoptera - Philopotamidae
Philopotamidae indet. Stephens 1829 finger-net caddisfly
PIN 3963/2
 Araneae -
Araneomorphae indet.2 Smith 1902 spider