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Article: The first Mesozoic pseudoscorpion, from Cretaceous Canadian amber

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 34
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 1991
Page(s): 971 976
Author(s): Wolfgang Schawaller
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SCHAWALLER, W. 1991. The first Mesozoic pseudoscorpion, from Cretaceous Canadian amber. Palaeontology34, 4, 971–976.

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The first Mesozoic pseudoscorpion (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpionida) from Cretaceous (Campanian) amber collected in southern Alberta, Canada, is described. The specimen is a deutonymph and belongs to the family Chernetidae, but further taxonomic assignment is impossible. Some observations and deductions on its palaeobiology are made.
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