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Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 68, núm. 1, 2016, p. 45-55

A catalogue of the collections of Mexican amber at the Natural History Museum, London and National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

Andrew J. Ross1,2.*, Claire J.T. Mellish2, Bill Crighton1, Peter V. York3

1 Department of Natural Sciences, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St., Edinburgh, EH1 1JF.
2 Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.
3 Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.

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Abstract

A catalogue is here provided of the pieces of Mexican amber with inclusions in the collections of the Natural History Museum, London, and National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, both in the United Kingdom. There are 32 pieces in the Natural History Museum and 101 pieces in National Museums Scotland which contain a combined total of 557 arthropod and 13 plant inclusions. Four orders and 11 families of arthropods are additional to a taxonomic list of Mexican amber arthropods published in 2010.

Keywords: Mexican amber, inclusions, arthropods, London, Edinburgh.


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