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Burmese (Myanmar) amber checklist and bibliography 2018

Department of Natural Sciences, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St., Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
Arthropoda Burmese amber Myanmar Cretaceous insects arachnids invertebrates vertebrates protists plants fungi


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.


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