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Short Communication
Published: 2021-02-26

New early Barremian fossiliferous amber outcrop from North Lebanon

State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, and Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Department of Natural Sciences, Fanar, P.O. Box 26110217, Fanar – Matn, Lebanon 3Mechmech, Akkar, Lebanon
Mechmech, Akkar, Lebanon
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, and Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Department of Natural Sciences, Fanar, P.O. Box 26110217, Fanar – Matn, Lebanon 3Mechmech, Akkar, Lebanon
General

Abstract

Lebanon is famous for its abundant Mesozoic amber deposits. Most of its amber outcrops are from the Lower Cretaceous [lower Barremian (Granier et al., 2016; Maksoud et al., 2017)] (ca. 430 outcrops found hitherto), while others are from Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) [19 outcrops (Azar et al., 2010b; Nohra et al., 2013; Maksoud & Azar, 2020)]. Among the many Lebanese Lower Cretaceous amber deposits, only 24 of them gave biological inclusions to date (Azar et al., 2010a; Maksoud & Azar, 2020; Maksoud et al., 2020).

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