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Dr. David Peris


Contact information

Institut für Geowissenschaften und Meteorologie,
Abt: Invertebraten
Universität Bonn
Nussallee 8
D-53115 Bonn
Room 1.004
Tel: +49 (0)228 / 734682
E-Mail: daperce [at]

Research interests:

The research interest of David Peris focuses on Early Cretaceous beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in amber. After the PhD project regarding paleobiology of beetles from the Early Cretaceous beetles from Western European Cretaceous ambers, David is now a postdoc with a Humboldt grant in the Institute studying the pollination strategies of beetles in the early stages of modern terrestrial ecosystems and the relationship that beetles had with the flowering plants since their inception.

Selected publications:

  • Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Delclòs, X., Clapham, M.E., Arillo, A., 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.
  • 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.
  • Jałoszyński, P., Perrichot, V. & Peris, D. 2017. Ninety million years of chasing mites by ant-like stone beetles. Gondwana Research 48, 1–6.
  • 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.
  • Peris, D. 2017. Early Cretaceous origin of pollen-feeding beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae). Cladistics 33, 268–278.
  • 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