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Peñacerrada outcrop I (Cretaceous of Spain)

Also known as Alava amber

Where: Álava, Spain (42.6° N, 2.7° W: paleocoordinates 30.4° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Escucha Formation, Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.7 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: soft parts, amber

Collection methods: Housed in Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava

Primary reference: R. Szadziewski and A. Arillo. 2003. The oldest fossil record of the extant subgenus Leptoconops (Leptoconops) (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 46(Suppl):271-275 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 108769: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.05.2011, edited by Jered Karr and Arram Noshirvan

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