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Mexican amber (Poinar coll) (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.2° N, 92.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 89.0° 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

Collection methods: Repository: collection of G.O. Poinar at Oregon State University

Primary reference: M. L. de Andrade. 1995. The Ant Genus Aphaenogoster in Dominican and Mexican Amber (Amber Collection Stuttgart: Hymenoptera, Formicidae. IX: Pheidolini). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie B 223:1-11 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 125757: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 22.03.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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