amber inclusion archive

Woodlouse and other lice in amber

Woodlouse and other lice in amber.


Psocoptera (6f., 7g., 8sp.)


Archaeatropos perantiqua (Cockerell, 1919)


Burmacompsocus perreaui Nel & Waller, 2007
Paraelectrentomopsis chenyangcaii Azar, Hakim & Huang, 2016


Cretoscelis burmitica Grimaldi & Engel, 2005


Palaeomanicapsocus fouadi Azar, Hakim, Huang, Cai & Nel, 2016
Palaeomanicapsocus margoae Azar, Hakim, Huang, Cai & Nel, 2016


Burmipachytrocta singularis Azar, Huang, Cai & Nel, 2014


Family incertae sedis

‘Psyllipsocus’ banksi Cockerell, 1916

Yoshizawa, K. & Lienhard, C. 2010. In search of the sister group of the true lice: A systematic review of booklice and their relatives, with an updated checklist of Liposcelididae (Insecta: Psocodea). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 68(2), 181-195.
Azar, D., Hakim, M. & Huang, D. 2016. A new compsocid booklouse from the Cretaceous amber of Myanmar (Psocodea: Troctomorpha: Amphientometae: Compsocidae). Cretaceous Research, 68, 28-33.
Azar, D., Hakim, M., Huang, D., Cai, C. & Nel, A. 2016 (on-line). New fossil booklice from the Cretaceous amber of Myanmar (Psocodea: Troctomorpha: Amphientometae: Manicapsocidae). Cretaceous Research, 70, 8-14.
Azar, D., Huang, D., Cai, C. & Nel, A. 2014 (on-line). The earliest records of pachytroctid booklice from Lebanese and Burmese Cretaceous amber (Psocodea, Troctomorpha, Nanopsocetae, Pachytroctidae). Cretaceous Research, 52, 336-347.
Grimaldi, D.A. & Engel, M.S. 2005b. Fossil Liposcelididae and the lice ages (Insecta: Psocodea). Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 273, 625-633.
Nel, A. & Waller, A. 2007. The first fossil Compsocidae from Cretaceous Burmese amber (Insecta, Psocoptera, Troctomorpha). Cretaceous Research, 28(6), 1039-1041.
Nel, A., Prokop, J., Ploëg, G. de & Millet, J. 2005. New Psocoptera (Insecta) from the lowermost Eocene amber of Oise, France. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 3(4), 371-391.
Mockford, E.L., Lienhard, C. & Yoshizawa, K. 2013. Revised classification of ‘Psocoptera’ from Cretaceous amber, a reassessment of published information. Insecta Matsumurana, 69, 1-26.

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