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First report of amber with spider webs and microbial inclusions from the earliest Cretaceous (c. 140 Ma) of Hastings, Sussex

Abstract:

Early Cretaceous amber resins with macroscopic inclusions are extremely rare, as are ambers with inclusions from the parent plant. Here, we report earliest Cretaceous amber resins found within alluvial soils of the Ashdown Formation near Hastings in Sussex. In contrast to younger Cretaceous examples, this Hastings amber was arguably deposited shortly before the emergence of the earliest flowering plant communities c. 140 Ma BP. Preliminary studies reveal plentiful organic inclusions, includin...

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10.1144/0016-76492008-158

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
166
Issue:
6
Pages:
989-997
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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EISSN:
2041-479X
ISSN:
0016-7649
URN:
uuid:461012e7-e334-4c02-bf07-31a689dd66ff
Source identifiers:
127472
Local pid:
pubs:127472
Language:
English

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