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Published: 2021-06-29

Kfar Selouan: A new early Barremian fossiliferous amber outcrop 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
Falougha, Caza Baabda, 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 Lebanese amber fossil insects biological inclusions Lower Cretaceous Mesozoic

Abstract

A new fossiliferous amber outcrop in the heights of Kfar Selouan (Mount El-Kneisseh, Central Lebanon) is described. This new discovery constitutes the 26th amber outcrop with biological inclusions in Lebanon, and open doors to our knowledge about the palaeobiodiversity and palaeoenvironment of the North-Eastern coast of Gondwana during the early Barremian.

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