Ethiopian Amber

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Ethiopian Amber
Age (Ma)
Start: 23
End: 16
System/Period: Neogene
Series/Epoch: Miocene
Stage/Age: Priabonian
Location
Country: Ethiopia
Diversity
Genera: 1
Species: 1

Originally thought to be of Cretaceous age, this amber is now known to be much younger in age, likely Miocene (Perrichot et al., 2016, 2018, 2019).

A fossil dolichoderine was reported from Ethiopian amber by LaPolla et al. (2013: suppl. fig. 5) but this specimen is currently under study and has yet to be formally described.

Genera known from Ethiopian amber

Species known from Ethiopian amber

References