Ross, Andrew (2019) Burmese (Myanmar) amber checklist and bibliography 2018. Palaeoentomology, 2 (1). pp. 22-84. ISSN 1179-3163

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Abstract

A list of all known taxa described or recorded from Burmese amber from the published literature up to the end of 2018 is given, along with a comprehensive bibliography. The history of the study of inclusions is summarised, and demonstrates that the number of species has risen exponentially over the past two decades. The first three species were named in 1916 and by the end of 1920 a total of 42 species had been named by T.D.A. Cockerell. Only three more species were named by 1999 though by the end of 2018 the total had risen to an incredible 1,192 species, of which over half were named in the past three years. Some 320 species were named in 2018, the highest number described from one type of amber in any one year in the entire history of amber studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arthropoda, Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cretaceous, insects, arachnids, invertebrates, vertebrates, protists, plants, fungi
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 16:59
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 16:59
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2255

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