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Baltic Amber, Hoffeins/Deutsches Entomologische Institut collection (Eocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Russian Federation (54.9° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 53.9° N, 15.2° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Priabonian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• According to Aleksandrova and Zaporozhets (2008), the higher parts of the Prussian Formation (including the Blaue Erde or Blue Earth) belong to the Charlesdowniea clathrata angulosa dinocyst Zone. Based on its index species, this zone is concurrent to Zone W13 established in the Parisian basin (Châteauneuf and Gruas-Cavagnetto 1978), where it is correlated with nannoplankton zones NP18–NP21 (Powell, 1992) of the Priabonian. In the Paleogene zonation of northwestern Europe, the first occurrence of Thalassiphora fenestrata is designated at the base of the dinocyst Subzone D12b (36.20 +/- 0.1 Ma), which is correlated with zones NP18 (terminal part)–NP20 of the Priabonian (Luterbacher et al., 2004).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: amber

Collected by Christel Hoffeins, Hans Hoffeins

Collection methods: surface (float)

• Repository: Also includes Hoffeins collection, to be deposited in Deutsches Entomologische Institut

Primary reference: K. Ermisch. 1943. Eine neue Mordellide und Scraptiide aus baltischem Bernstein (Coleoptera: Mordellidae & Scraptiidae). Arbeiten über Morphologische und Taxonomische Entomologie aus Berlin-Dahlem 10(1):64-68 [C. Labandeira/A. Spencer-Lee/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123419: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 21.01.2012, edited by Jered Karr, Arram Noshirvan and Amy Delelli

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