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Dominican amber (Poinar coll) (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.7 Ma)

• Age controversial, with the youngest proposed age of 20-15 mya based on foraminifera and the oldest as 45-30 mya based on coccoliths. Most of the amber is secondarily deposited in turbiditic sandstones.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Collection methods: Poinar collection at Oregon State University (formerly at UC Berkeley)

Primary reference: D. R. Smith and G. O. Poinar. 1992. Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Argidae) from Dominican amber. Entomological News 103(4):117-124 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122472: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 29.12.2011, edited by Amy Delelli, Arram Noshirvan, Jered Karr, Annabelle Louderback and Anissa Benabbas

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