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|Title||Palaeoecological perspectives in Dominican amber|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal||Annales De La Societe Entomologique De France|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
Palaeoecological and palaeobiogeographical aspects of Dominican amber are discussed based on the known insect fauna. Topics covered are examples of speciation, extinctions, longevity as well as associations between insects and plants, insects and vertebrates and various arthropod groups. Examples of camouflage, oviposition and predator-prey associations are presented. Ecological and medical implications from recently discovered vector-parasite associations (malaria, trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis) are discussed. Paleosymbiotic associations, with examples of phoresis, mutualism, parasitism and pathogens, are examined. Insects in Dominican amber, together with their cohabitants, can assist in determining specific habitats and reconstructing ancient landscapes.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://WOS:000279499500003|