Name: Christine Lipkin
Location: Dominican Republic
Age: Oligocene to Miocene
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Location of the
Dominican Republic

Map of the Dominican Republic. Click on map for a larger image. Photo courtesy of Jack V. Rogers.


Dominican amber comes from the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. The island of Hispaniola is in the Caribbean, located in Central America, between the Caribbean Sea and the Northern Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti (Polcyn et al., 2002).

Amber from the Dominican Republic occurs mainly in two areas: Santiago de los Caballeros, in the northern area, and Santo Domingo, in the eastern area (Iturralde-Vincent and MacPhee, 1996).

Section author: Christine Lipkin
Last updated: 28/11/02


Geological setting and age

Fauna and flora


References and links

This section is part of a Fossil Lagersttten web site which has been built up as a result of the efforts of the 2002-3 MSc Palaeobiology class in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Bristol, as part of a course in Scientific Communication.

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