Burmese amber (FMNH 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

Reposited in the FMNH

Primary reference: S. Yamamoto. 2017. Discovery of the oxyporine rove beetle in the Mesozoic amber and its evolutionary implications for mycophagy (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Cretaceous Research 74:198-204 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184691: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Clambidae
Sphaerothorax uenoi1 Cai and Lawrence 2019 minute beetle
FMNHINS-3260641
 Coleoptera - Ptiliidae
Kekveus jason n. gen. n. sp.6
Kekveus jason n. gen. n. sp.6 Yamamoto et al. 2018 feather-winged beetle
FMNH INS-3741459
 Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Propiestus archaicus n. gen. n. sp.5, Cretodeinopsis sp.8, Oxyporus cretaceous n. sp., Gollandia planata n. gen. n. sp.3, Priochirus thayerae n. sp.10, Cretochirus newtoni n. gen. n. sp.10
Propiestus archaicus n. gen. n. sp.5 Yamamoto et al. 2018 rove beetle
FMNHINS-3741462
Cretodeinopsis sp.8 Cai and Huang 2015 rove beetle
FMNH INS-3523302
Oxyporus cretaceous n. sp. Yamamoto 2017 rove beetle
FMNH INS-3547756
Gollandia planata n. gen. n. sp.3 Makranczy et al. 2018 rove beetle
FMNHINS 3729858
Priochirus thayerae n. sp.10 Yamamoto 2019 rove beetle
FMNHINS-3741463
Cretochirus newtoni n. gen. n. sp.10 Yamamoto 2019 rove beetle
FMNHINS-3741464
 Coleoptera - Hydraenidae
Archaeodraena cretacea n. gen. n. sp.7
Archaeodraena cretacea n. gen. n. sp.7 J├Ąch and Yamamoto 2017 minute moss beetle
FMNH INS-3547755
 Coleoptera - Leiodidae
Colon burmiticum n. sp.9 Yamamoto 2018 round fungus beetle
FMNH INS-3636811
 Coleoptera - Monotomidae
Cretolenax carinatus2 Liu et al. 2019 root eating beetle
FMNHINS-3966012, 013, 014, 015
Lenax karenae n. sp.2 Liu et al. 2019 root eating beetle
FMNHINS-3966011
 Coleoptera - Lymexylidae
Vetatractocerus burmiticus n. gen. n. sp.4 Yamamoto 2019 ship-timber beetle
FMNHINS-3965988
Raractocetus fossilis n. sp.4 Yamamoto 2019 ship-timber beetle
FMNHINS-3965990
Raractocetus extinctus n. sp.4 Yamamoto 2019 ship-timber beetle
FMNHINS-3965989