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Dominican amber (NHMW 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

Reposited in the NHMW

• Material acquired through purchase

Primary reference: C. Gebicki and P. Wegierek. 1993. Oligocixia electrina gen. et sp. nov. (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cixiidae) from Dominican amber. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A 95:121-125 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124578: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 19.02.2012

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