Burmese amber (Shanghai Normal University 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 (99.6 - 93.5 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

Collection methods: Repository: Insect Collection of the Shanghai Normal University (SNUC)

Primary reference: Z. W. Yin, C. Y. Cai, D. Y. Huang and L. Z. Li. 2017. Specialized adaptations for springtail predation in Mesozoic beetles. Scientific Reports 7(98):1-7 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184509: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Zoraptera - Zorotypidae
Zorotypus (Zorotypus) dilaticeps n. sp.6 Yin et al. 2018 winged insect
SNUC-Paleo-0033
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Archemastax divida9, "Cascomastigus monstrabilis n. gen. n. sp." = Clidicostigus monstrabilis, "Cascomastigus sp." = Clidicostigus, "Cretoleptochromus burmiticus n. sp." = Clidicus burmiticus5, Pangusyndicus excavatus n. gen. n. sp.10, Nuegua elongata n. gen. n. sp.3, Scydmobisetia loebli n. sp.8, Scydmobisetia mengjiae n. sp.8, Scydmobisetia vetutissima8, Scydmaenus minor n. sp.2, Kuafu borealis n. gen. n. sp.4, Cretobrachygluta laurasiensis n. gen. n. sp.7
Archemastax divida9 Yin et al. 2019 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0044
"Cascomastigus monstrabilis n. gen. n. sp." = Clidicostigus monstrabilis Yin and Cai 2017 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0005
"Cascomastigus sp." = Clidicostigus Jałoszyński et al. 2017 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0006
"Cretoleptochromus burmiticus n. sp." = Clidicus burmiticus5 Yin et al. 2017 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0010, 0011
Pangusyndicus excavatus n. gen. n. sp.10 Yin et al. 2018 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0013, 0014, 0015, 0022, 0028-0032
Nuegua elongata n. gen. n. sp.3 Yin et al. 2018 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0016, 0017-0021, 0023-0027
Scydmobisetia loebli n. sp.8 Yin et al. 2018 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0034
Scydmobisetia mengjiae n. sp.8 Yin et al. 2018 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0035
Scydmobisetia vetutissima8 Jałoszyński and Yamamoto 2016 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0036 - 0044
Scydmaenus minor n. sp.2 Yin and Cai 2019 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0078
Kuafu borealis n. gen. n. sp.4 Yin et al. 2017 antlike stone beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0012
Cretobrachygluta laurasiensis n. gen. n. sp.7 Yin et al. 2019 rove beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0076
 Coleoptera - Jacobsoniidae
Sarothrias cretaceus1 Cai et al. 2017 beetle
SNUC-Paleo-0001