The Chironomidae diversity based on records from early Eocene Cambay amber, India, with implications on habitats of fossil Diptera

Frauke Stebner , Viktor Baranov , Marta Zakrzewska , Hukam Singh , Wojciech Giłka


A fossil fauna of Chironomidae in early Eocene Cambay amber from India is reported for the first time. The fossil assemblage consists of 192 specimens from five subfamilies. Chironomidae from Cambay amber represent a fauna whose composition in the fossil record is most similar to Dominican amber, with the exception of the presence of Podonominae in Cambay amber. Chironomidae genera recorded from Cambay amber indicate the presence of freshwater habitats and standing water bodies as well as springs. Incorporation of other dipteran groups from Cambay amber adds evidence of diverse aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats in the Cambay amber forest and implies entrapment of the fossils from a wide range of different locally separated areas.
Author Frauke Stebner
Frauke Stebner,,
, Viktor Baranov
Viktor Baranov,,
, Marta Zakrzewska (FB/DIZP)
Marta Zakrzewska,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Hukam Singh
Hukam Singh,,
, Wojciech Giłka (FB/DIZP)
Wojciech Giłka,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
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Journal seriesPalaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, ISSN 0031-0182, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.50
Keywords in EnglishChironomidae, Cambay amber, early Eocene, India, palaeoecology
ASJC Classification1911 Palaeontology; 1904 Earth-Surface Processes; 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; 1910 Oceanography
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
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ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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