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Taimyr amber, Baikura-Neru Gulf (PIN Collection 3730) (Cretaceous to of Russian Federation)

Where: Taymyr, 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 - 94.3 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: amber

Reposited in the PIN

Primary reference: V. N. Alekseev and A. P. Rasnitsyn. 1981. Late Cretaceous Megaspilidae (Hymenoptera) from amber of the Taymyr. Paleontological Journal 15(4):124-128 [M. Clapham/J. Karr/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 104988: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 12.02.2011, edited by Lindy Edwards and Matthew Clapham

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