amber inclusion archive

Beetle in Burmite

Beetle inclusions in amber

Coleoptera (55f., 57g., 59sp.)

Aderidae

Anobiidae

Mesernobius anawrahtai Engel, 2010

Anthicidae

‘Eurygenius’ wickhami Cockerell, 1917

Buprestidae

Cantharidae

Archaeomalthodes rosetta Hsiao, Ślipiński & Pang, 2016

Myamalycocerus vitalii Fanti & Ellenberger, 2016

Ornatomalthinus elvirae Poinar & Fanti, 2016

Carabidae

Oodes kachinensis Liu 2014

Caridae

Cerambycidae

Chrysomelidae

Ciidae (=Cisidae)

Cleridae

Cucujidae

Cupedidae (=Ommatidae)

Brochocoleus caseyi Jarzembowski, Wang & Zheng, 2016

Omma lii Jarzembowski, Wang & Zheng, 2016

Stegocoleus caii Jarzembowski & Wang, 2016

Curculionidae (=Platypodidae, Scolytidae)

Cryphalites rugosissimus Cockerell, 1917

Microborus inertus Cognato & Grimaldi, 2009

Palaeocryptorhynchus burmanus Poinar, 2009

Dermestidae

Attagenus burmiticus Cai, Háva & Huang, 2016

Dermestes larvalis Cockerell, 1917

Elateridae

‘Acmaeodera’ burmitina Cockerell, 1917

‘Elater’ burmiticus Cockerell, 1917

Endomychidae

Eucinetidae

Eucnemidae

Geotrupidae

Amberathyreus beuteli Bai & Zhang, 2016

Histeridae

Cretonthophilus tuberculatus Caterino, Wolf-Schwenninger & Bechly, 2015

Pantostictus burmanicus Poinar & Brown, 2009

Hybosoridae

Hybosorus ocampoi Bai & Zhang, 2015

Ithyceridae (=Eccoptarthridae)

Anchineus dolichobothris Poinar & Brown, 2009

Habropezus plaisiommus Poinar, Brown & Legalov, 2016

Mekorhamphus gyralommus Poinar, Brown & Legalov, 2016

Mesophyletis calhouni Poinar, 2006

Latridiidae (=Lathridiidae)

Lepiceridae (=Haplochelidae)

Haplochelus georissoides Kirejtshuk & Poinar, 2006

Lymexylidae

Melandryidae

Meloidae

Microentomus epibatus Poinar, 2015

Melyridae

Monotomidae

Mordellidae

Nemonychidae

Burmonyx zigrasi Davis & Engel, 2014

Nitidulidae

Oedemeridae

Passalidae

†Passalopalpidae

Passalopalpus cheni Boucher, Bai & Zhang, 2016

Prostomidae

Vetuprostomis consimilis Engel & Grimaldi, 2008

Ptiliidae

Ptinidae

Ptilodactylidae

Aphelodactyla rhetine Chatzimanolis, Cashion, Engel & Falin, 2012

Ripiphoridae (=Rhipiphoridae)

Cretaceoripidius burmiticus (Cockerell, 1917)

Flabellotoma heidiae Batelka, Prokop & Engel, 2016

Paleoripiphorus cf. deploegi Perrichot, Nel & Neraudeau, 2004 (in Batelka et al., 2016)

Salpingidae

Scarabaeidae

Scirtidae (=Helodidae)

Scraptiidae

Silphidae

Nicrophorus sp.

Silvanidae

Pleuroceratos burmiticus Poinar & Kirejtshuk, 2008

Smicripidae

Smicrips cretacea Cai & Huang, 2016

Sphaeriusidae (=Microsporidae)

Burmasporum rossi Kirejtshuk, 2009

Staphylinidae (=Pselaphidae, Scydmaenidae)

Boreotethys arctopteryx Parker, 2016

Boreotethys grimaldii Parker, 2016

Cretodeinopsis aenigmatica Cai & Huang, 2014

Cretoleptochromus archaicus Cai & Huang, 2016

Ektatotricha paradoxa Chatzimanolis, Engel & Newton, 2010

Electroatopos castaneus Chatzimanolis, Engel & Newton, 2010

Hapsomela burmitis Poinar & Brown, 2004

Kachinus antennatus Chatzimanolis, Engel & Newton, 2010

Megalopinus extinctus Yamamoto & Solodovnikov, 2016

Mesallotrochus longiantennatus Cai & Huang, 2014

Octavius electrospinosus Clarke & Chatzimanolis, 2009

Prajna tianmiaoae Lü, Cai & Huang, 2016

Procileoporus burmiticus Yamamoto, 2016

Prosolierius crassicornis Thayer, Newton & Chatzimanolis, 2011

Prosolierius mixticornis Thayer, Newton & Chatzimanolis, 2011

Prosolierius tenuicornis Thayer, Newton & Chatzimanolis, 2011

Protodasycerus aenigmaticus Yamamoto, 2016

Protopeplus cretaceus Cai & Huang, 2014

Protrichonyx rafifrons Parker, 2016

Scydmobisetia vetutissima Jałoszyński & Yamamoto, 2016

Vetuproteinus cretaceous Cai, Newton & Thayer, 2016

Tetratomidae

Cretosynstrophus archaicus Cai, Hsiao & Huang, 2016

Thescelostrophus cretaceous Yu, Hsiao, Ślipinski, Jin, Ren & Pang, 2016

Throscidae

Trogidae

Trogossitidae

Zopheridae (=Colydiidae)

Bai, M., Zhang, W., Ren, D., Shih, C. & Yang, X. 2015 (on-line). Hybosorus ocampoi: the first hybosorid from the Cretaceous Myanmar amber (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 16(1), 233-240.

Bai, M., Nie, R., Zhang, W., Ren, D., Shih, C. & Yang, X. 2016 (on-line). The first fossil Athyreini beetle (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 17(1), 157-162.

Batelka, J. & Hájek, J. 2009. A taxonomic review of the genus Eorhipidius (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae), with descriptions of three new species from Asia. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 49(2), 769-782.

Batelka, J., Prokop, J. & Engel, M.S. 2016. New ripiphorid beetles in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae): First Pelecotominae and possible Mesozoic aggregative behaviour in male Ripidiinae. Cretaceous Research, 68, 70-78.

Cai, C., Háva, J.& Huang, D. 2016 (on-line). The earliest Attagenus species (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Attageninae) from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 72, 95-99.

Cai, C., Hsiao, Y. & Huang, D. 2016. A new genus and species of polypore fungus beetle in Upper

Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera, Tetratomidae, Eustrophinae). Cretaceous Research, 60, 275-280.

Cai, C. & Huang, D. 2014a (on-line). The oldest osoriine rove beetle from Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Cretaceous Research, 52, 495-500.

Cai, C. & Huang, D.-Y. 2014b. The oldest micropepline beetle from Cretaceous Burmese amber and its phylogenetic implications (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Naturwissenschaften, 101 (10), 813-817.

Cai, C. & Huang, D.-Y. 2014c (on-line). The oldest aleocharine rove beetle (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in Cretaceous Burmese amber and its implications for the early evolution of the basal group of hyper-diverse Aleocharinae. Gondwana Research, 28(4), 1579-1584.

stone beetles in Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research, 63, 7-13.

Cai, C. & Huang, D. 2016b. The first Mesozoic palmetto beetle (Coleoptera: Smicripidae) in Upper

Cai, C., Newton, A.F., Thayer, M.K., Richard A. B. Leschen, R.A.B. & Huang, D. 2016 (on-line). Specialized proteinine rove beetles shed light on insect–fungal associations in the Cretaceous. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 283, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1234.

Cai, C., Thayer, M.K., Engel, M.S., Newton, A.F., Ortega-Blanco, J., Wang, B., Wang, X.-D. & Huang, D.-Y. 2014. Early origin of parental care in Mesozoic carrion beetles. PNAS, 111 (39), 14170-14174.

Caterino, M.S., Wolf-Schwenninger, K. & Bechly, G. 2015. Cretonthophilus tuberculatus, a remarkable new genus and species of hister beetle (Coleoptera: Histeridae) from Cretaceous Burmese amber. Zootaxa, 4052(2), 241-245.

Chatzimanolis, S., Engel, M.S., Newton, A.F. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2010. New ant-like stone beetles in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research, 31, 77-84.

Clarke, D.J. & Chatzimanolis, S. 2009. Antiquity and long-term morphological stasis in a group of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): Description of the oldest Octavius species from Cretaceous Burmese amber and a review of the “Euaestetine subgroup” fossil record. Cretaceous Research, 30, 1426-1434.

Engel, M.S. & Grimaldi, D.A. 2008b. A jugular-horned beetle in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Prostomidae). Alavesia, 2, 215-218.

Yu, Y., Hsiao, Y., Ślipinski, A., Jin, J., Ren, D. & Pang, H. 2016. A new Late Cretaceous genus and species of polypore fungus beetles (Coleoptera, Tetratomidae) from northern Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 68, 34-39.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Poinar, R. 2016. Ancient hastisetae of Cretaceous carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in Myanmar amber. Arthropod Structure & Development, 45(6), 642-645.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Brown, A.E. 2004b. A new subfamily of Cretaceous antlike stone beetles (Colecoptera: Scydmaenidae: Hapsomelinae) with an extra leg segment. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 106(4), 789-796.

Lü, L., Cai, C.-Y. & Huang, D.-Y. 2016 (on-line). The earliest oxyteline rove beetle in amber and its systematic implications (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae). Cretaceous Research, 69, 169-177.

Liu, Y., Shi, H., Cai, C., Liang, H. & Huang, D. 2014 (on-line). The first record of Cretaceous ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Oodini) from Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 52, 427-430.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Brown, A.E. 2009a. Pantostictus burmanicus, a new genus and species of Cretaceous beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) in Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 111(1), 38-46.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Fanti, F. 2016. New fossil soldier beetles (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) in Burmese,

Parker, J. 2016. Emergence of a superradiation: pselaphine rove beetles in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar and their evolutionary implications. Systematic Entomology, 41, 541-566.

Kirejtshuk, A.G. & Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2006. Haplochelidae, a new family of Cretaceous beetles (Coleoptera: Myxophaga) from Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108(1), 155-164.

Jarzembowski, E.A. & Wang, B. 2016. An unusual basal beetle from Myanmar (Coleoptera:

Archostemata). Alcheringa, 40(2), 297-302.

Jarzembowski, E.A., Wang, B. & Zheng, D. 2016a (on-line). A new ommatin beetle (Insecta: Coleoptera) with unusual genitalia from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber Ommatin beetle Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 71, 113-117.

Engel, M.S. 2010. A primitive anobiid beetle in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). Alavesia, 3, 31-34.

Jarzembowski, E.A., Wang, B. & Zheng, D. 2016b. An amber double first: a new brochocolein beetle (Coleoptera: Archostemata) from northern Myanmar. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 127, 676-680.

Hsiao, Y., Ślipiński, A., Deng, C.& Pang, H. 2016 (on-line). A new genus and species of soldier beetle from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera, Cantharidae, Malthininae). Cretaceous Research, 69, 119-123.

Fanti, F. & Ellenberger, S. 2016. Myamalycocerus vitalii: A new genus and species of soldier beetle

in Burmese amber (Coleoptera Cantharidae). Cretaceous Research, 71, 166-169.

Cognato, A.I. & Grimaldi, D. 2009. 100 million years of morphological conservation in bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Systematic Entomology, 34, 93-100.

Beutel, R.G., Zhang, W.W., Pohl, H., Wappler, T. & Bai, M. 2015 (on-line). A miniaturized beetle larva in Cretaceous Burmese amber: reinterpretation of a fossil “strepsipteran triungulin”. Insect Systematics & Evolution, 47(1), 83-91.

Yamamoto, S. & Solodovnikov, A. 2016. The first fossil Megalopsidiinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber and its potential for understanding basal relationships of rove beetles. Cretaceous Research, 59, 140-146.

P>Yamamoto, S., 2016a. The first fossil of dasycerine rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber: Phylogenetic implications for the omaliine group subfamilies. Cretaceous Research, 58, 63-68.

Yamamoto, S. 2016b. The oldest tachyporine rove beetle in amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae): A new genus and species from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 65, 163-171.

Poinar, G.O.Jr, Kirejtshuk, A.G. & Buckley, R. 2008. Pleuroceratos burmiticus, n. gen.., n. sp. (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) from Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 110(1), 250-257.

Kaupp, A., Falin, Z. & Nagel, P. 2001. An annotated catalogue of fossil Ripiphoridae, taxonomic notes, and the description of a new genus and species from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae). Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Palaontologischen Institut der Universitat

Hamburg 85, 165-195.

Jałoszyński, P. & Peris, D. 2015. Cretaceous amber inclusions of Spain and Myanmar demonstrate early diversification and wide dispersal of Cephenniitae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research, 57, 190-198.

Jałoszyński, P., Yamamoto, S. & Takahashi, Y. 2016. Scydmobisetia gen. nov., the first definite Glandulariini from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae:

Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research, 65, 59-67.

Kirejtshuk, A.G. 2009. A new genus and species of Sphaeriusidae (Coleoptera, Myxophaga) from Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber. Denisia, 26, 99-102.

Legalov, A.A. 2009. A review of fossil and Recent species of the Family Ithyceridae (Coleoptera) from the world fauna. Amurian Zoological Journal, 1(2), 117-131.

Legalov, A.A. & Poinar, G. 2014. New tribes of the superfamily Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) in Burmese amber. Historical Biology, 27 (5), 558-564.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Brown, A.E. 2009b. Anchineus dolichobothris, a new genus and species of Early Cretaceous weevils (Curculionidae: Coleoptera) in Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 111(1), 263-270.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2006. Mesophyletis calhouni (Mesophyletinae), a new genus, species, and subfamily of Early Cretaceous weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Eccoptarthridae) in Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108(4), 878-884.

Peris, D., Ruzzier, E., Perrichot, V. & Delclòs, X. 2016. Evolutionary and paleobiological implications of Coleoptera (Insecta) from Tethyan-influenced Cretaceous ambers. Geoscience Frontiers, 7, 695-706.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2009c. Palaeocryptorhynchus burmanus, a new genus and species of Early Cretaceous weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 30(3), 587-591.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Brown, A. 2015. New genera and species of Jumping Ground Bugs (Hemiptera: Schizopteridae) in Dominican and Burmese amber, with a description of a meloid (Coleoptera: Meloidae) triungulin on a Burmese specimen. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, 50 (3-4, for 2014), 372-381.

Poinar, G.O.Jr., Brown, A.E. & Legalov, A.A. 2016. A new weevil tribe, Mekorhamphini trib. nov. (Coleoptera, Ithyceridae) with two new genera in Burmese amber. Biological Bulletin of Bogdan Chmelnitskiy Melitopol State Pedagogical University, 6(3), 157-164.

Kiselyova, T. & McHugh, J.V. 2006. A phylogenetic study of Dermestidae (Coleoptera) based on larval morphology. Systematic Entomology, 31, 469-507.

Ge, S.-Q., Friedrich, F. & Beutel, R.G. (2010). On the systematic position and taxonomic rank of the extinct myxophagan †Haplochelus (Coleoptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 41, 329-338.

Falin, Z.H. & Engel, M.S. 2010. Notes on Cretaceous Ripidiini and revised diagnosis of the Ripidiinae, Ripidiini, and Eorhipidiini (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae). Alavesia, 3, 35-42.

Davis, S.R. & Engel, M.S. 2014. A new genus of nemonychid weevil from Burmese amber (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea). Zookeys, 405, 127-138.

Chatzimanolis, S., Cashion, M.E., Engel, M.S. & Falin, Z.H. 2012. A new genus of Ptilodactylidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma). Geodiversitas, 34 (3), 569-574.

Thayer, M.K, Newton, A.F. & Chatzimanolis, S. 2011 (on-line). Prosolierius, a new mid-Cretaceous genus of Solieriinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) with three new species from Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research, 34, 124-134.

Boucher, S., Bai, M., Wang, B., Zhang, W. & Yang, X. 2016. †Passalopalpidae, a new family from the Cretaceous Burmese amber, as the possible sister group of Passalidae Leach (Coleoptera:

Scarabaeoidea). Cretaceous Research, 64, 67-78.

Our taxa list is based on the amazing work of Dr Andrew J. Ross who has prepared a newer updated list and kindly offers it for free download
Amber lovers and Paleos can dig up the latest updated version here:
http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/1154465/burmese-amber-taxa-v2017_2.pdf