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Burmese amber (EMTG collection) (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

• "reddish-orange amber..."or "transparent yellow amber"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: amber

Collection methods: Repository: Eventually in the established Three Gorges Entomological Museum, Chongqing, China. Specimens currently on long-term loan in the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IZAS) or to China Agricultural University (CAU).

Primary reference: S. Boucher, M. Bai, B. Wang, W. W. Zhang, and X. K. Yang. 2016. †Passalopalpidae, a new family from the Cretaceous Burmese amber, as the possible sister group of Passalidae Leach (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Cretaceous Research 64:67-78 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 178121: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 19.04.2016

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