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UCMP B-1402, Simojovel area (Miocene of Mexico)

Also known as Chiapas amber, Mexican amber

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° 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

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: J. L. Gressitt. 1963. A fossil Chrysomelid beetle from the amber of Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 37(1):108-109 [C. Labandeira/C. Labandeira/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124810: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 24.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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