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UCMP B-7461, Pa-Buchil, Simojovel region (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 89.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: soft parts, original chitin, amber

Reposited in the UCMP

• Specimens in UC Museum of Paleontlogy, Berkeley

Primary reference: L. W. Quate. 1963. Fossil Psychodidae in Mexican amber, part 2 (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology 37(1):110-118 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124471: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.02.2012

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