Associations between Fossil Beetles and Other Organisms
AbstractThe present work reveals plant and animal associates of 16 families and subfamilies of fossil beetles that have been preserved in amber from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Myanmar. The associates include mites, pseudoscorpions, spiders, insect parasites and predators, fungi, angiosperm parts, vertebrates, and nematodes. The presence of these fossil associates can be attributed to the rapid preservation of organisms in resin, thus maintaining natural associations almost “in situ”. Examples of present-day associations similar to those of the fossils show that specific behavioral patterns are often far more ancient than the specific lineages involved. View Full-Text
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Poinar, G. Associations between Fossil Beetles and Other Organisms. Geosciences 2019, 9, 184.
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Poinar, George. 2019. "Associations between Fossil Beetles and Other Organisms." Geosciences 9, no. 4: 184.
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