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Supplement to the Burmese (Myanmar) amber checklist and bibliography, 2021

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


This is a supplement to the Burmese (Myanmar) amber checklist and bibliography covering taxa described or recorded during 2021, plus a few earlier records that were missed previously. Up to the end of 2021, 2,198 species were recorded from Kachin amber of which 337 were named in 2021. Five species were named or recorded from older Hkamti amber.


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