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Konzentrat Lagerstätten distribution

Konzentrat Lagerstätten distribution

The hundreds of thousands of fossil insects that humans have dug out of the ground come from a few dozen fossil deposits. These deposits are called konzentrat Lagerstätten. Well-known examples include Baltic amber or the Green River Formation. This chart shows the distribution of insect konzentrat Lagerstätten in space and time. All data are from the Paleobiology Database and were compiled primarily by Matthew Clapham. (Image originally published in Schachat and Labandeira 2021, Annals of the Entomological Society of America)

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