publication list

Only publications from SCI journals are cited


38. Li, Y., Peris, D., Yamamoto, S., Hsiao, Y., Newton, A.F. and 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. and 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

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).