Fossil Diptera in Baltic amber: the collection of the Museum d'histoire naturelle Neuchatel

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2003
Authors:Haenni, J.-P.
Journal:Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia
Volume:46
Pagination:407-410
Accession Number:200400452546
Keywords:Animalia-; Cecidomyiidae- (Diptera-): family-, Arthropoda-, Arthropods-, Biogeography-: Population-Studies; Paleobiology-; [75314-] Diptera-, Fossil-; Ceratopogonidae- (Diptera-): genus-, Fossil-; Chironomidae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Diptera- (Diptera-): higher-taxa, Fossil-; Diptera-: Animals-, Fossil-; Dolichopodidae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Empididae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Limoniidae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Mycetophilidae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Phoridae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Psychodidae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Scatopsidae- (Diptera-): family-, Fossil-; Sciaridae- (Diptera-): family-, Insecta-, Insects-, Invertebrata-, Invertebrates-; amber-; Baltic-: Europe-, Palearctic-region; Museum-d; '; histoire-naturelle-Neuchatel
Abstract:

The history and scope of the collection of inclusions in Baltic amber of the Museum d'histoire naturelle Neuchatel (MHNN) is briefly outlined. Diptera are largely dominant, with some 4600 specimens belonging to 38 families, some of which are of rare or very rare occurrence in Baltic amber. A table summarizing the families represented in the collection and including the number of specimens of each of them is provided.

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