publication list

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45. Zhao, Q., Peris, D., Liu, J., Huang, D. & Cai, C. 2024.Two new kateretid beetle species (Coleoptera: Kateretidae) with specialized antennal scapes in males from mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber. Cretaceous Research, 158, 105848. DOI:

44. Zhao, Q., Peris, D., Huang, D. & Cai, C. 2024. A new genus of sap beetles in Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Nitiduloidea: Nitidulidae). Palaeontographica, Abteilung A: Palaeozoology – Stratigraphy, 327, 165–177. DOI:

43. Peris, D. & Condamine, F.L. 2024. The angiosperm radiation played a dual role in the diversification of insects and insect pollinators. Nature Communications, 15, 552. DOI:  


42. Delclòs, X., Peñalver, E., Barrón, E., Peris, D., Grimaldi, D., Holz, M., Labandeira, C.C., Saupe, E.E., Scotese, C.R., Solórzano-Kraemer, M.M., Álvarez-Parra, S., Arillo, A., Azar, D., Cadena, E., Dal Corso, J., Kvaček, J., Monleón-Getinos, A., Nel, A., Peyrot, D., Bueno-Cebollada, C.A., Gallardo, A., González-Fernández, B., Goula, M., Jaramillo, C., Kania-Kłosok, I., Lópoz del Valle, R., Lozano, R.P., Meléndez, N., Menor-Salván, C., Peña-Kairath, C., Perrichot, V., Rodrigo, A., Sánchez-García, A., Santer, M., Sarto i Montsey, V., Uhl, D., Viejo, J.L. & Pérez de la Fuente, R. 2023. Amber and the Cretaceous Resinous Interval. Earth-Sciences Reviews, 243, 104486. DOI: 

41. Peña-Kairath, C., Delclòs, X., Álvarez-Parra, S., Peñalver, E., Engel, M.S., Ollerton, J. & Peris, D. 2023. Insect pollination in deep time. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 38, 749759. DOI: 

40. Peñalver, E., Peris, D., Álvarez-Parra, S., Grimaldi, D.A., Chiape, L., Delclòs, X., Alcalá, L., Sanz, J.L., Solórzano-Kraemer, M.M. & Pérez-de la Fuente, R. 2023. Symbiosis between Cretaceous dinosaurs and feather-feeding beetles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120, e2217872120. DOI:   

Featured in Nature 616, 632 (2023). DOI: 

Selected as one of the 10 top articles in 2023 by the journal: 

39. Peris, D., Hammel, J.U., Cai, C. & Solórzano-Kraemer, M. 2023. First record of Jacobsoniidae (Coleoptera) on the African continent in Holocene copal from Tanzania: biogeography since the Cretaceous. Scientific Reports, 13, 3735. DOI: 


38. Li, Y., Peris, D., Yamamoto, S., Hsiao, Y., Newton, A.F. & Cai, C. 2022. Revision of the Raractocetus fossils from Mesozoic and Cenozoic amber deposits (Coleoptera: Lymexylidae). Insects, 13, 768. DOI:   

37. Peris, D., Mähler, B. & Kolibách, J. 2022. Review of the family Thanerocleridae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) and the description of Thanerosus gen. nov. from Cretaceous amber using micro-CT scanning. Insects, 13, 438. DOI:  

36. Tihelka, E., Peris, D., Cai, C. & Perrichot, V. 2022. The oldest Jacobson’s beetle from Cretaceous Charentese amber (Coleoptera: Jacobsoniidae). Geodiversitas, 44, 47–56. DOI:


35. Álvarez-Parra, S., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peñalver, E., Barrón, E., Alcalá, L., Pérez-Cano, J., Martín-Closas, C., Trabelsi, K., Meléndez, N., López del Valle, R., Lozano, R.P., Peris, D., Rodrigo, A., Sarto i Montseys, V., Bueno-Cebollada, C.A., Menor-Salván, C., Philippe, M., Sánchez-García, A., Peña-Kairatch, C., Arillo, A., Espílez, E., Mampel, L. & Delclòs, X. 2021. Dinosaur bonebed amber from an original swamp forest soil. eLife 10:e72477. DOI:

34. Peris, D., Delclòs, X. & Jordal, B. 2021. Origin and evolution of fungus farming in wood-boring Coleoptera – a palaeontological perspective. Biological Reviews 96, 2476–2488. DOI:

33. Cabedo-López, M., Cruz-Miralles, X., Peris, D., Ibáñez-Gual, M.V., Flors, V. & Jaques, J.A. 2021. The response of citrus plants to the broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) (Acari: Tarsonemidae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology 23, 411–419. DOI:

32. Kolibáč, J. & Peris, D. 2021. A new saproxylic species of Lophocateridae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) from the Upper Cretaceous Kachin amber (Myanmar). Cretaceous Research 117, 104647. DOI:


31. Peris, D., Kundrata, R., Delclòs, X., Mähler, B., Ivie, M.A., Rust, J. & Labandeira, C.C. 2020. Unlocking the mystery of the mid-Cretaceous Mysteriomorphidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) and modalities in transiting from gymnosperms to angiosperms. Scientific Reports 10, 16854. DOI:

30. Peris, D., Janssen, K., Barthel, H.J., Bierbaum, G., Delclòs, X., Peñalver, E., Solórzano-Kraemer, M.M., Jordal, B.H. & Rust, J. 2020. DNA from resin-embedded organisms: past, present and future. PlosONE 15, e0239521. DOI:

29. Peris, D. 2020. Coleoptera in amber from Cretaceous resiniferous forests. Cretaceous Research 113, 104484. DOI:

28. Peris, D., Labandeira, C.C., Barrón, E., Delclòs, X., Rust, J. & Wang, B. 2020. Generalist pollen-feeding beetles during the mid-Cretaceous. iScience 23, 100913. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2020.100913. DOI:

27. Peris, D. & Jelínek, J. 2020. Syninclusions of two new species of short-winged flower beetle (Coleoptera: Kateretidae) in mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber (Myanmar). Cretaceous Research 116, 104264. DOI:

26. Peris, D., Bao, T., Mähler, B. & Philips T.K. 2020. A morphologically unique species of Ptinidae (Coleoptera) and the first found in mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber (Myanmar). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 18, 873–883. DOI:

25. Peris, D. & Rust, J. 2020. Cretaceous beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in amber: the palaeoecology of this most diverse group of insects. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 189, 1085–1104. DOI:


24. Peris, D. & Fanti, F. 2018. Molliberus albae gen. et sp. nov., the oldest Laurasian soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from the Lower Cretaceous Spanish amber. Cretaceous Research 91, 263–268. DOI:

23. Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Delclòs, X., Clapham, M.E., Arillo, A., Peris, D., Jäger, P., Stebner, F. & Peñalver, E. 2018. Arthropods in modern resins reveal if amber accurately recorded forest arthropod communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, 6739–6744. DOI:  


22. Peñalver, E., Arillo, A., Delclòs, X., Peris, D., Grimaldi, D.A., Anderson, S.R., Nascimbene, P.C. & Pérez-de la Fuente, R. 2017. Ticks parasitised feathered dinosaurs as revealed by Cretaceous amber assemblages. Nature Communications 8, 1924. DOI:   

21. Peris, D., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Smith, S.M. & Cognato, A.I. 2017. Eoplaytpus jordali gen.n. et sp.n., the first described Platypodinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Baltic amber. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 75, 185–194. URL: 

20. Peris, D., Lyubarsky, G.Y. & Perkovsky, E.E. 2017. A new genus of silken-fungus beetle (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) from the Spanish Cretaceous amber. Cretaceous Research 78, 191–195. DOI:

19. Peris, D., Labandeira, C.C., Peñalver, E., Delclòs, X., Barrón, E. & Pérez-de la Fuente, R. 2017. The case of Darwinylus marcosi (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae): A Cretaceous shift from a gymnosperm to an angiosperm pollinator mutualism. Communicative & Integrative Biology 10, e1325048. DOI:

18. Jałoszyński, P., Perrichot, V. & Peris, D. 2017. Ninety million years of chasing mites by ant-like stone beetles. Gondwana Research 48, 1–6. DOI:

17. Peris, D., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peñalver, E., Delclòs, X., Barrón, E. & Labandeira, C.C. 2017. False blister beetles and the expansion of gymnosperm-insect pollination modes before angiosperm dominance. Current Biology 27, 897–904. DOI:

16. Peris, D. 2017. Early Cretaceous origin of pollen-feeding beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae). Cladistics 33, 268–278. DOI:


15. Peris, D. & Háva, J. 2016. New species from Late Cretaceous New Jersey amber and stasis in subfamily Attageninae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Journal of Paleontology 90, 491–498. DOI:

14. Peris, D., Ruzzier, E., Perrichot, V. & Delclòs, X. 2016. Evolutionary and paleobiological implications of Coleoptera (Insecta) from Tethyan-influenced Cretaceous ambers. Geoscience Frontiers 7, 695–706. DOI:

13. Jałoszyński, P. & Peris, D. 2016. Cretaceous amber inclusions of Spain and Myanmar demonstrate early diversification and wide dispersal of Cephenniitae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research 57, 190–198. DOI:


12. Peris, D., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Peñalver, E. & Delclòs, X. 2015. New ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae) from Miocene Mexican and Dominican ambers and their paleobiogeographical implications. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 15, 527–542. DOI:

11. Peris, D. & Delclòs, X. 2015. Fossil Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) from Laurasian Cretaceous amber. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 15, 333–342. DOI:

10. Peris, D., Maier, C.A., Sánchez-García, A. & Delclòs, X. 2015. The oldest known riffle beetle (Coleoptera: Elmidae) from Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. Comptes Rendus Palevol 14, 181–186. DOI:

9. Engel, M.S., Peris, D., Chatzimanolis, S. & Delclòs, X. 2015. An earwig (Insecta: Dermaptera) in Early Cretaceous amber from Spain. Insect Systematics & Evolution 46, 291–300. DOI:

8. Peris, D. & Ruzzier, E. 2015. A new tribe, new genus, and new species of Mordellidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from the Early Cretaceous amber of Spain. ERRATUM CORRIGENDUM. Cretaceous Research 52, 178. DOI:

7. Peris, D., Philips, T.K. & Delclòs, X. 2015. Ptinid beetles from the Cretaceous gymnosperm-dominated forests. Cretaceous Research 52, 440–452. DOI:


6. Peris, D., Kolibáč, J. & Delclòs, X. 2014. Cretamerus vulloi gen. et sp. nov., an exceptionally well-preserved bark-gnawing beetle (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae) from the Cretaceous amber. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12, 879–891. DOI:

5. Peris, D., Thayer, M.K. & Neraudeau, D. 2014. Oldest Omaliini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae) discovered in the opaque Cretaceous amber of Charentes. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107, 902–910. DOI:

4. Peris, D., Davis, R.S., Engel, M.S. & Delclòs, X. 2014. An evolutionary history embedded in amber: reflection of the Mesozoic shift in weevil-dominated (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) faunas. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171, 534–553. DOI:

3. Peris, D., Delclòs, X., Soriano, C. & Perrichot, V. 2014. The earliest occurrence and remarkable stasis of the family Bostrichidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) in Cretaceous Charentes amber. Palaeontologia electronica 17.1.14A: 8p; DOI:

2. Peris, D., Chatzimanolis, S. & Delclòs, X. 2014. Diversity of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. Cretaceous Research 48, 85–95. DOI:


1. Peris, D. & Ruzzier, E. 2013. A new tribe, new genus, and new species of Mordellidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from the Early Cretaceous amber of Spain. Cretaceous Research 45, 1–6. DOI:

Other publications

11. Peris, D., Labandeira, C.C., Barrón, E., Delclòs, X., Rust, J. and Wang, B. 2023. Origen y evolución de la polinización por insectos. ¡Fundamental! 35, 1–48. Cobos, A. (Ed). Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel – Dinópolis. ISBN–13: 978–84–944167–8–1.

10. Peris, D. & Jelínek, J. 2019. Atypical short elytra in Cretaceous short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Kateretidae). Palaeoentomology 2, 505–514. DOI:  

9. Peñalver, E., Barrón, E., Delclòs, X., Álvarez-Fernández, E., Arillo, A., López del Valle, R., Lozano, R., Murillo-Barroso, M., Pérez de la Fuente, R., Peris, D., Rodrigo, A., Sánchez-García, A., Sarto i Monteys, V., Viejo, J.L. & Vilaça, R. 2018. Amber in Portugal: state of the art. In: Vaz, N. & Sá, A. (Eds.), Yacimientos paleontológicos excepcionales en la península Ibérica. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, IGME, 27, 279–287.

8. Peris, D. & Delclòs, X. 2018. Historias de mutualismo fosilizadas. Investigación y Ciencia Nº 497, 10–11, Febrero 2018.

7. Cruz-Miralles, J., Cabedo-López, M., Agut, B., Peris, D., Flors, V. & Jaques, J.A. 2017. La respuesta de los cítricos a Tetranychus urticae. Levante Agricola, 4º Trimestre 2017.

6. Peris, D. 2017. An inordinate fondness for beetles. In: Cullum, A. & Martinius, A. (Eds.), 52 more things you should know about palaeontology. Agile Libre, pp. 20–21.

5. Peris, D. 2015. Paleobiología de los escarabajos (Insecta: Coleoptera) de los ámbares cretácicos del oeste europeo. Published PhD thesis. University of Barcelona, pp. 107. URL:

4. Delclòs, X., Arillo, A., Barrón, E.,  Dal Corso, J., Davieró-Gómez, V., López del Valle, R., Nel, A., Ortega-Blanco, J., Peñalver, E., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peris, D., Sánchez-García, A., Solórzano-Kraemer, M.M., Roghi, G., Saupe, E. & Selden, P. 2014. El ámbar del Cretácico Inferior de España [In Spanish]. 65-68 pp. In: Royo-Torres, R., Verdú, F.J. & Alcalá, L. (Coords.), XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental! 24: 1–282. Teruel.

3. Peñalver, E., Arillo, A., Barrón, E., Delclòs, X., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peris, D. & Sánchez-García, A. 2014. El ámbar de España como fuente de información paleoecológica (Albiense: Cretácico Inferior) [In Spanish]. 153-155 pp. In: Royo-Torres, R., Verdú, F.J. & Alcalá, L. (Coords.), XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental! 24: 1–282. Teruel.

2. Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peñalver, E., Delclòs, X., Najarro, M., Rosales, I., Barrón, E., López del Valle, R., Ortega-Blanco, J., Arillo, A., Sánchez-García, A. & Peris, D. 2014. El ámbar del Cretácico Inferior de El Soplao (Rábago, Cantabria) [In Spanish]. In: Rosales, I. (Ed.), AVANCES en la investigación geológica de la cueva El Soplao y su entorno. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid, pp. 101–114.

1. Luciáñez, M.J., González, A. & Cerdán, D. 2011. Los ácaros subfósiles en la reconstrucción paleoambiental [In Spanish]. In: Blasco, C., Liesau, C. & Ríos, P. (Eds.), Yacimientos Calcolíticos con Campaniformes de la Región de Madrid. Nuevos Estudios. Manero Digital S.L., Madrid, pp. 237–248. ISBN: 84-922344-4-X.

 At the top is a picture of diverse beetle samples from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (© David Peris).