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Dominican amber (Vitali 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

Collection methods: Repository: personal collection of F. Vitali

Primary reference: F. Vitali. 2004. Plectromerus tertiarius new fossil species from Hispaniola (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae). Lambillionea 104:453-458 [M. Clapham/A. Delelli/A. Delelli] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124684: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Amy Delelli on 21.02.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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