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Journal Article
Published: 04 April 2022
Geological Magazine (2022) 159 (6): 954–962.
...Cihang Luo; Hua Liu; Edmund A. Jarzembowski Abstract The Mesozoic is considered as the ‘golden age’ for the diversification of Neuroptera (lacewings), and many unusual lacewing larvae have been discovered in Cretaceous amber. However, little is known about their early evolution because...
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Published: 01 November 2021
Journal of Paleontology (2021) 95 (6): 1259–1272.
...Sergey A. Belokobylskij; Maximilian G. Pankowski; Madeline V. Pankowski; Alejandro Zaldívar-Riverón Abstract New parasitoid wasps of the family Braconidae are documented from Eocene Baltic and Rovno ambers. A new fossil genus belonging to the braconid subfamily Exothecinae, Palaeocolastes n. gen...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Journal of Paleontology (2021) 95 (5): 994–1003.
...Igor Balashov Abstract Five land snails and the borings of marine bivalves are reported from Hkamti (Khamti) amber whose age was recently uranium-lead dated to be ca. 110 Ma, in contrast to the nearby Kachin (‘Burmese’) amber considered to be ca. 99 Ma. Four of the snails belong to Cyclophoridae...
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Journal: Palynology
Published: 03 July 2021
Palynology (2021) 45 (3): 441–457.
...Hans Halbwachs; Claus Bässler; Elżbieta Worobiec Abstract The different geographical origins of Baltic, Bitterfeld and Ukrainian ambers may be reflected in differences in their preserved fungal spores and plant pollen. In this study, over 573 palynomorphs were isolated through solvent extraction...
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Published: 29 April 2021
Geological Magazine (2021) 158 (7): 1327–1334.
...Tingting Yu; Thomas A. Neubauer; Adrienne Jochum Abstract Burmese amber continues to provide unique insights into the terrestrial biota inhabiting tropical equatorial forests during mid-Cretaceous time. In contrast to the large amount and great diversity of terrestrial species retrieved so far...
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Published: 05 April 2021
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2021) 192 (1): 18.
... of shallow-marine, fluvio-deltaic and lacustrine environments at the front of the North Provence Durancian uplift occur during the Santonian. Marly and/or sandy strata rich in lignite remains and amber grains are interspersed throughout the Santonian series. According to new in situ collections, the features...
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Published: 12 March 2021
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2021) 192 (1): 5.
...Jean-Paul Saint Martin; Yves Dutour; Luc Ebbo; Camille Frau; Bruno Mazière; Didier Néraudeau; Simona Saint Martin; Thierry Tortosa; Eric Turini; Xavier Valentin The presence of “geological” amber (or “succin” in old French monographs) has been reported for several centuries in the Mesozoic deposits...
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Published: 09 October 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 31.
...Gérard Breton; George Poinar Fossil spermatozoa are extremely rare. Among the eight cases reported here, including two cases of spermatophores without visible sperm cells, six are fossils preserved in amber. All six concern animals with indirect sperm transfer by means of spermatophores...
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Published: 25 September 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 29.
..., and in particular amber was collected from Scorbé-Clairvaux (locality of La Bergeonneau) to the north of Poitiers. The paper describes also amber pieces from Châtellerault (locality of La Désirée) discovered during the development of sewage treatment plant along the Vienne river. Lower Cenomanian shelly sandstones...
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Published: 18 September 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 23.
... between molecular data and the earliest fossil evidence. While molecular data indicate an origin during the Triassic or Early Jurassic, early fossil evidence is only from the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous. The discovery of diatoms in French mid-Cretaceous amber by the end of the 2000s already suggested...
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Published: 03 September 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 24.
... by fossils from Cretaceous Burmese amber ( Ross A. 2019. Burmese (Myanmar) amber checklist and bibliography 2018. Palaeoentomology 2(1): 22–84 ) and Eocene European ambers ( Wunderlich J. 2004. Fossil spiders in amber and copal: conclusions, revisions, new taxa and family diagnoses of fossil and extant taxa...
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Journal: Palynology
Published: 22 July 2020
Palynology (2020) 44 (3): 521–528.
...Hans Halbwachs Abstract Organisms fossilised in amber include insects, plant remains and (rarely) fungi. One reason for the latter could be that fungal tissue decomposes quickly under the (sub-)tropical conditions where amber-producing trees thrive. Moreover, resin production is highest during...
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Published: 20 July 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 20.
...., is illustrated and described based on a single female found in Early Eocene amber of Oise (France). The new species is compared with the three other known fossil species of the genus, and a key to all fossil species of Ampulicomorpha is provided. This is the third European fossil species of Ampulicomorpha...
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Published: 01 July 2020
Journal of Paleontology (2020) 94 (4): 696–715.
...Mateusz Zmudzinski Abstract The fossil record of the family Camerobiidae has been represented by only one species, Neophyllobius succineus Bolland and Magowski, 1990 , described from Eocene Baltic amber. These prostigmatan mites are distinguishable by their distinctly long and slender stilt-like...
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Journal Article
Published: 26 June 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 17.
...Valentine Bouju; Vincent Perrichot The paleontological interest for fossil plant resins (amber and copal) has greatly increased in the last decades, as field studies have resulted in the discovery of various new deposits worldwide. Yet, amber-rich deposits remain particularly scarce on continents...
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Published: 11 June 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 16.
...Jean-David Moreau; Didier Néraudeau; Vincent Perrichot Fossil inclusions of arthropods and microorganisms are abundant in the Cretaceous amber from western France, but plant meso- or macroremains are scarce. Preserved remains are mostly tiny, very fragmented, and indeterminable. Only one amber...
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Published: 20 May 2020
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2020) 191 (1): 12.
...Wolfgang Ferwer; André Nel The new euphaeid genus and species, Wolfgangeuphaea ferweri Nel, are described from the Middle Eocene Baltic amber. It belongs to the Paleogene subfamily Eodichrominae. This new discovery confirms to remarkable past diversity of this family that contains now as many...
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Journal Article
Published: 07 April 2020
Geological Magazine (2020) 157 (7): 1149–1175.
...Hiroshi Nakamine; Shûhei Yamamoto; Yui Takahashi Abstract Thorny lacewings (Rhachiberothidae) are currently distributed only within Africa, whereas they are prevalent in the fossil record of various Cretaceous ambers across the Northern Hemisphere, with a handful of the fossil records from some...
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Journal Article
Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 23 December 2019
PALAIOS (2019) 34 (12): 652–656.
...MARIUSZ A. SALAMON; JIH-PAI LIN; PIOTR DUDA; PRZEMYSŁAW GORZELAK; WILLIAM I. AUSICH; TATSUO OJI ABSTRACT Marine organisms are uncommonly preserved in amber. Recently, they were reported to be associated with Burmese amber. However, most of specimens from previous reports were preserved on the amber...
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Published: 29 October 2019
Geological Magazine (2020) 157 (3): 506–512.
...Yanzhe Fu; Chenyang Cai; Diying Huang Abstract Two new genera and two new species of Procercopidae, Paranthoscytina xiai gen. et sp. nov., and Burmocercopis lingpogensis gen. et sp. nov., are described and illustrated based on two well-preserved specimens in mid-Cretaceous amber ( c . 99 Ma) from...
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