amber inclusion archive

Tick in amber

This tick in amber is unusually large

giant tick in amber

Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2014 (on-line). Rickettsial-like cells in the Cretaceous tick, Cornupalpatum burmanicum (Ixodida: Ixodidae). Cretaceous Research, 52, 623-627.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Buckley, R. 2008a. Compluriscutula vetulum (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae), a new genus and species of hard tick from Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 110(2), 445-450.

Poinar G.O.Jr. & Brown, A.E. 2003a. A new genus of hard ticks in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae). Systematic Parasitology, 54(3), 199-205.

Fain, A. & Bochkov, A.V. 2001. A review of the genus Cheyletus LATREILLE, 1776 (Acari: Cheyletidae). Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 71, 83-114.

Dunlop, J.A. & Oliveira Bernardi, L.F. de. 2014. An opilioacarid mite in Cretaceous Burmese amber. Naturwissenschaften, 101, 759-763.

Khaustov, A.A. & Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2010 (on-line). Protoresinacarus brevipedis gen. n., sp. n. from Early Cretaceous Burmese amber: the first fossil record of mites of the Family Resinacaridae (Acari: Heterostigmata: Pyemotoidea). Historical Biology, 23 (2-3), 219-222.

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“Most interesting,” said Summerlee, bending over my shin. “An enormous blood-tick, as yet, I believe, unclassified.” “The first-fruits of our labors,” said Challenger in his booming, pedantic fashion. “We cannot do less than call it Ixodes Maloni. The very small inconvenience of being bitten, my young friend, cannot, I am sure, weigh with you as against the glorious privilege of having your name inscribed in the deathless roll of zoology. Unhappily you have crushed this fine specimen at the moment of satiation.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World