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Burmese amber (Scott Anderson coll) (Cretaceous of Myanmar)

Where: Myanmar (26.4° N, 96.7° E: paleocoordinates 12.4° N, 93.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.7 - 94.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; amber

• "...inclusions in the piece are numerous frass pellets and wood fragments, further suggestive (besides body form) of arboreal/wood nesting habits of the ant..."
• "reddish-orange amber..."or "transparent yellow amber"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: amber

Reposited in the AMNH, CM

• Repository: private collection of Scott Anderson (some specimens donated to AMNH, CM)

Primary reference: J. Wunderlich. 2008. The dominance of ancient spider families of the Araneae: Haplogynae in the Cretaceous, and the late diversification of advanced ecribellate spiders of the Entelegynae after the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary extinction events, with descriptions of new families. Beiträge zur Araneologie 5:524-674 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 147614: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.07.2013

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