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The 9th Fossils X3 and the 7th IPS Meeting in Xi’an (China), April 2024

State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China; Lebanese University, Faculty of Science II, Natural Sciences Department, Fanar - El-Matn, PO box 26110217, Lebanon
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China; Lebanese University, Faculty of Science II, Natural Sciences Department, Fanar - El-Matn, PO box 26110217, Lebanon
The 9th Fossils X3 and the 7th IPS Meeting in Xi’an (China), April 2024

Abstract

Before 1996, few national meetings were held for scientific interest in palaeoentomology, palaeoarthropodology and amber, e.g., in Germany and Poland. The ever-growing attention to these fields aled to the creation of the Fossil Insect Network in 1996, based in France (Strasbourg), under the patronage of the European Science Foundation. Following that, the first of congresses on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber was held in 1998 as two separate meetings, i.e., the First Palaeoentomological Conference in Russia (Moscow) and the World Congress on Amber Inclusions in Basque Country, Spain (Vitoria-Gasteiz). At that time, it was decided to hold regular conferences at an interval of four years minimum, which later changed to every three years. Meanwhile, the Brazilian Symposium on Palaeoarthropodology took place in Brazil (Ribeirão Preto) in 2000. The International Palaeoentomological Society (IPS) was created during the second of the congresses, which was held in Poland (Kraków) in 2001. The third congress took place in South Africa (Pretoria) in 2005, for the first time combining the three meetings, i.e., the Palaeoentomological Conference, the World Congress on Amber Inclusions, and the International Meeting on Palaeoarthropodology together as the Fossils X3 under the umbrella of the IPS. The fourth congress was held in Basque Country, Spain (Vitoria-Gasteiz) in 2007, the fifth in China (Beijing) in 2010, the sixth in Lebanon (Byblos) in 2013, the seventh in Scotland (Edinburgh) in 2016, the eighth in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) in 2019, the nineth in China (Xi’an) in 2024, and the tenth is planned for Morocco (El Jadida) in 2027. It is noteworthy that, during the seventh congress, October 1st was declared as the ‘International Fossil Insects Day’.

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