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Supplement to the Burmese (Myanmar) amber checklist and bibliography, 2022

Department of Natural Sciences, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St., Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
Myanmar Burmese amber Cretaceous insects arachnids invertebrates vertebrates plants


This is a supplement to the Burmese (Myanmar) amber checklist and bibliography covering taxa described or recorded during 2022, plus a couple of earlier records that were missed previously. Up to the end of 2022, 2,524 species have been recorded from Kachin amber, of which 350 were named in 2022; ten species have been recorded from older Hkamti amber, of which two were named in 2022 (one species known from both Hkamti and Kachin amber). Another 17 species were named in 2022 though it is uncertain whether they are in Kachin or Hkamti amber. In total 368 species were named from Cretaceous amber from Myanmar in 2022.


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