Madagascar copal, Antseranana region (GPIH collection) (Holocene of Madagascar)

Where: Madagascar (12.3° S, 49.3° E: paleocoordinates 12.3° S, 49.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, amber

Collection methods: Repository: Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the University of Hamburg (GPIH)

Primary reference: W. R. Lourenço. 1996. Premier cas connu d'un sub-fossile de scorpion dans le copal de Madagascar. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences Paris, Série IIa, Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes 323:889-891 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38973: authorized by Dena Smith, entered by April Kinchloe on 18.05.2004, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

Arachnida
 Araneae - Archaeidae
"Archaea copalensis n. sp." = Madagascarchaea gracilicollis1
"Archaea copalensis n. sp." = Madagascarchaea gracilicollis1 Millot 1948 spider
 Araneae - Segestriidae
Ariadna hintzei n. sp.2 Wunderlich 2004 tube-dwelling spider
donated by J. Hintze
 Scorpiones - Buthidae
"Tityobuthus copalensis n. sp." = Palaeogrosphus copalensis
"Tityobuthus copalensis n. sp." = Palaeogrosphus copalensis Lourenço 1996 scorpion