Viktor Baranov, Trond Andersen and Evgeny E. Perkovsky

Introduction During an expedition to Sakhalin in 1972 by the Paleontological Institute, Academy of Science of the USSR, numerous amber insects were collected ( Zherikhin 1978 ). The amber was found on the beaches of the Okhotsk Sea near the Starodubskoye village in the Dolinsky district (South

Mónica M. Solórzano Kraemer and Brian V. Brown

Introduction The family Phoridae is found worldwide, with about 4,500 described species known ( Grimaldi & Engel 2005 ). Adult phorids are among the most common inclusions in amber, principally in Cenozoic ambers and copals. Over 70 species in 22 genera are known as fossils mainly from Baltic

R.G. Beutel, W.W. Zhang, H. Pohl, T. Wappler and M. Bai

Introduction Burmese amber turned out as a rich source of information on Cretaceous insects and other groups of organisms, such as fungi, conifers, angiosperm plants, nematodes, ticks, velvet worms, spiders, and birds ( Grimaldi et al. 2002 ). The age is estimated as 99 Ma (earliest Cenomanian

Gale R. Owen-Crocker

A fossilised tree resin, amber is recoverable from the sea after stormy conditions have detached it from rock, or it can be picked up from the shore, especially in the Baltic areas. It may possibly have been found on the shores of East Anglia in Anglo-Saxon times. Amber has a range of attractive

Schönfeld, Jutta

Amber (Gr. ἤλεκτρον; Ar./Pers. kahrubā, kahrabā; Turk. kehribar; for other forms, see WKAS, s.v.) consists of the petrified resin of conifers. In antiquity and the Middle Ages amber was a very popular gem and an important commercial item, imported from the shores of the Baltic Sea. The Greek word

Youssef Nohra, Dany Azar, Raymond Gèze, Sibelle Maksoud, Antoine El-Samrani and Vincent Perrichot

Introduction Amber is a fossilized plant resin which is preserved throughout geological time ( Langenheim, 1969 ). The complexity of the chemical composition of amber makes it unique considering the great preservation of biological inclusions in their 3D pristine and minute details ( Langenheim

Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), Pingel, Volker (Bochum) and Wartke, Ralf-B. (Berlin)

[German version] The fossil resin of the conifers that gets its name in German (Bernstein) from its combustibility or as a succinite. The magnetic power of attraction of amber was already known to Thales (A 1,24 and A 3 DK); from the Greek name ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron) the modern term ‘electricity’ is

George O. Poinar Jr

After publication of The evolutionary history of nematodes (Poinar, 2011 ), several new nematode fossils were made available to the author. These specimens, which are described in the present work, include mermithids infecting a spider in Dominican amber and a moth, caddis fly and walking

John T. Doyen and George O. Poinar

Tenebrionidae from Dominican amber (Coleoptera) JOHN T. DOYEN and GEORGE O. POINAR JR Only few fossil Tenebrionidae have been described, mostly from Baltic amber (see Spahr 1981). The only fossils described from the New World appear to be a few species from Florissant shales (Wickham 1913; 1914

Christine Dahl

Trichoceridae (Dipt.) from the Baltic Amber By CHRISTINE DAHL Zoological Institute, 223 62 Lund, Sweden Abstract Several amber collections have been surveyed for Trichoceridae and the two specimens, one male and one female, mentioned by Loew (I850:37) are here described under separate species