amber inclusion archive

Bacteria and mould in amber

Bacteria and mould in amber

female mosquito in amber

The mosquito below has an interesting double mouth

mosquito in amber

PROTISTA (9c., 10o., 12f., 20g., 21sp.)

Aconoidasida (1o., 1f., 1g., 1sp.)

Haemosporida (1f., 1g., 1sp.)


Paleohaemoproteus burmacis Poinar & Telford, 2005

Alphaproteobacteria (1o., 1f., 1g., 1sp.)

Rickettsiales (1f., 1g., 1sp.)


Palaeorickettsia protera Poinar, 2014

Anaeromonadea (1o., 2f., 6g., 7sp.)

Oxymonadida (2f., 6g., 7sp.)


Microrhopalodites polynucleatis Poinar, 2009

Oxymonas gigantea Poinar, 2009

Oxymonas protus Poinar, 2009

Oxymonites gerus Poinar, 2009

Sauromonites katatonis Poinar, 2009


Dinenymphites spiris Poinar, 2009

Pyrsonymphites cordylinis Poinar, 2009

Conoidasida (1o., 1f., 1g., 1sp.)

Eugregarinorida (1f., 1g., 1sp.)


Primigregarina burmanica Poinar, 2010

Kinetoplastida (1o., 1f., 2g., 2sp.)

Trypanosomatida (1f., 2g., 2sp.)


Paleoleishmania proterus Poinar & Poinar 2004

Paleotrypanosoma burmanicus Poinar, 2008

‘Sarcodina’ (1g., 1sp.)

Family incertae sedis

Endamoebites proterus Poinar, 2009

Mesomycetozoea (1o., 1f., 1g., 1sp.)

Eccrinales (1f., 1g., 1sp.)


Paleocadus burmiticus Poinar, 2016

Trichomonadea (3o., 2f., 4g., 4sp.)

Cristamonadida (1f., 2g., 2sp.)


Devescovites proteus Poinar, 2009

Foainites icelus Poinar, 2009

Spirotrichonymphida (1f., 1g., 1sp.)


Spiromastigites acanthodes Poinar, 2009

Trichomonadida (1g., 1sp.)

Family incertae sedis

Paleotrichomones burmanicus Poinar, 2009

Trichonymphea (1o., 3f., 3g., 3sp.)

Trichonymphida (3f., 3g., 3sp.)


Burmanymphus cretacea Poinar, 2009


Teranymphites rhabdotis Poinar, 2009


Trichonymphites henis Poinar, 2009

Grimaldi, D.A. 2009. Did disease indeed destroy the dinosaurs? Bioscience, 59(5), 446-447.

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:

“Well, I'm a bacteriologist, you know. I live in a nine-hundred-diameter microscope. I can hardly claim to take serious notice of anything that I can see with my naked eye.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World