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Short Communication
Published: 2020-12-21

New early Barremian amber outcrops from Lebanon

Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Department of Natural Sciences, Fanar, P.O. Box 26110217, Fanar - Matn, Lebanon State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, and Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China
Mechmech, Akkar, Lebanon
Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Department of Natural Sciences, Fanar, P.O. Box 26110217, Fanar - Matn, Lebanon
Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Department of Natural Sciences, Fanar, P.O. Box 26110217, Fanar - Matn, Lebanon State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, and Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China
General

Abstract

Lebanon is fascinating with its numerous Mesozoic amber outcrops. To date, 19 amber outcrops have been reported from the Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic (Azar et al., 2010b; Nohra et al., 2013; Maksoud & Azar, 2020), and more than 430 from the lower Barremian (Garnier et al., 2016; Maksoud et al., 2017), Lower Cretaceous (Maksoud & Azar, 2020). This later number is still continuously growing, with to date 24 outcrops yielding biological inclusions (Maksoud et al., 2019, 2020). Lebanese amber is among the most important ambers as it documents the initial diversification of the extant entomofauna and the disappearance of some archaic insect groups (Azar, 1997, 2007, 2012; Azar & Nel, 1998; Azar et al., 2010a; Maksoud & Azar, 2020; Poinar & Milki, 2001).

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