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Age constraint on Burmese amber based on U–Pb dating of zircons
Amber from northern Myanmar has been commercially exploited for millennia, and it also preserves the most diverse palaeobiota among the worlds' seven major deposits of Cretaceous amber. RecentExpand
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Evolution of the insects
Section 1. Diversity and Evolution: Introduction Species: their nature and number How many species of insects? Reconstructing evolutionary history Section 2. Fossil Insects: Insect fossilizationExpand
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Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life
Flies are one of four superradiations of insects (along with beetles, wasps, and moths) that account for the majority of animal life on Earth. Diptera includes species known for their ubiquity (MuscaExpand
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Fossiliferous Cretaceous Amber from Myanmar (Burma): Its Rediscovery, Biotic Diversity, and Paleontological Significance
Abstract Amber from Kachin, northern Burma, has been used in China for at least a millennium for carving decorative objects, but the only scientific collection of inclusion fossils, at the NaturalExpand
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A phylogenetic, revised classification of genera in the Drosophilidae (Diptera). Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 197
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Treatise on the Isoptera of the World
ABSTRACT A comprehensive compendium on the taxonomy and biology of the 3106 living and fossil species of the worlds termites is presented, along with reviews of Isoptera morphology and evolution,Expand
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A Revision of Cretaceous Mantises and Their Relationships, Including New Taxa (Insecta: Dictyoptera: Mantodea)
Abstract All genera of Cretaceous mantises are reviewed, and diagnoses of some are revised based on re-examination of type specimens. Five new Mantodea are described from Cretaceous deposits on fourExpand
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Termites (Isoptera): Their Phylogeny, Classification, and Rise to Ecological Dominance
Abstract Like ants, termites are entirely eusocial and have profound ecological significance in the tropics. Following upon recent studies reporting more than a quarter of all known fossil termites,Expand
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A formicine in New Jersey cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: formicidae) and early evolution of the ants.
  • D. Grimaldi, D. Agosti
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 5 December 2000
A worker ant preserved with microscopic detail has been discovered in Turonian-aged New Jersey amber [ca. 92 mega-annum (Ma)]. The apex of the gaster has an acidopore and, thus, allows definitiveExpand
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