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Burmese amber (SMNS 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 SMNS

• Donated to Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (ex coll. Rainer Ohlhoff, Saarbrücken).

Primary reference: W. Wichard, E. Ross, and A. J. Ross. 2011. Palerasnitsynus gen. n. (Trichoptera, Psychomyiidae) from Burmese amber. ZooKeys 130:323-330 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123053: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 10.01.2012

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