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Dr. Mónica Solórzano Kraemer

Contact information

Senckenberg Research Institut
Telefon: +49 (0)69 97075-1629
E-Mail: Monica.Solorzano-Kraemer [at]

Research interest

  • Systematic and ecological analysis of insects in Mexican amber
  • Heteroptera and some Diptera in French amber


Ongoing projects

  • Taphonomy and palaeoecology of insects in amber: A comparison of the Middle Miocene Mexican amber fauna with the extant arthropod fauna from a Mexican resin-producing forest in Chiapas, Mexico
  • Heteroptera from French amber


Selected publications

  • Solórzano Kraemer, M., Perrichot, V., Soriano, C. and Tafforeau, P. (in press): A new species of the Cretaceous genus Prioriphora (Diptera: Phoromorpha) of the France amber and its phylogenetic implications. Cretaceous Research.
  • Soriano, C., Archer, M., Azar, D., Creaser, Ph., Delclòs, X., Godthelp, H., Hand, S., Jones, A., Nel, A., Néraudeau, D., Ortega-Blanco, J., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Perrichot, V., Saupe, E., Solórzano Kraemer, M. & Tafforeau, P. (in press). Synchrotron X Ray Imaging of inclusions in amber. Comptes Rendus Palevol.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. (in press): Mexican amber. In: Biodiversity of fossil amber. Penney, D. (ed). Siri Scientific Press. Manchester, UK.
  • Rust, J., Singh, H., Rana, R. S., McCann, T., Singh, L., Anderson, K. Sarkar, N., Nascimbene, P. F., Gerdes, F., Thomas, J. C., Solórzano-Kraemer, M., Williams, C. J., Engel, M. S., Sahni, A., Grimaldi, D. (2010): Biogeographic and Evolutionary Implications of a Diverse Paleobiota in Amber from the Early Eocene of India. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 107: 18360-18365.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. & Nell, A. (2009) First recorded evidence in the fossil record of snipe flies (Diptera: Rhagionidae) in Cretaceous amber, France. Cretaceous Research. 30(6): 1367-1375.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. & Wagner, R. (2009). The first psychodid (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) species from the Lower Eocene amber of Vastan, Gujarat, India. – Zootaxa. 2152: 63–68.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. & Evenhuis, N. L. (2008): The first Keroplatidae species from the Lower Eocene amber from Vastan, Gujarat, India. – Zootaxa. 1816: 57-60.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. (2007): Systematic, palaeoecology, and palaeobiogeography of the insect fauna from the Mexican amber. – Palaeontographica Abteilung A. 282(1-6): 1-133.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. & Petrulevièius, J. F. (2007): A new Plant Hopper (Insecta: Nogodinidae) from Chiapas amber, Middle Miocene of Mexico. - Geobios. 40(6): 827-832.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. & Mohrig, W. (2007): Schwenckfeldina archoica sp. nov. (Diptera, Sciaridae) from the middle Miocene Mexican amber. - Alavesia. 1: 105-108.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. (2006): The first fossil Paussid from Mexican amber (Coleoptera: Carabidae). - Paläontologische Zeitschrift 80(2): 107-111.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M. & Rust, J. (2006): Der Mexikanische Bernstein und seine Einschlüsse - Fossilien. Zeitschrift für Hobbypaläontologen. 6: 337-340.
  • Wichard, W., Solórzano Kraemer M. M. & Luer, C. (2006): First caddisflies species (Insecta, Trichoptera) from Mexican amber. - Zootaxa. 1378: 37-48.
  • Solórzano Kraemer, M. M., Sinclair, B. J., & Cumming, J. M. (2005): Five New World tachydromiines from Oligocene/Miocene ambers (Diptera: Empididae s.l.). – Zootaxa. 1010: 3752.