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Günter Bechly

  • Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.)
  • Senior Scientist
  • Biologic Institute, Redmond, WA, USA
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Recent publications

  • Mesomegaloprepidae, a remarkable new damselfly family (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

    • Huang D
    • Azar D
    • Cai C
    • et al.
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  • Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Protanisoptera (Insecta: Odonatoptera)

    • Huguet A
    • Nel A
    • Martinez-Delclos X
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Senior Scientist

Biologic Institute, Redmond, WA, USA

April 2017 - Present

curator for amber and fossil insects

Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart

September 1999 - December 2016(17 years)



Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

January 1994 - June 1999(5 years)


Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

January 1991 - January 1994(3 years)


I am a paleontologist specialized on the fossil history and systematics of insects (esp. dragonflies and damselflies), mainly from Mesozoic limestones and amber. My current focus is on the mid-Cretaceous entomofauna of Burmese amber. I am skeptical of Neodarwinism and endorse Intelligent Design theory for purely scientific and philosophical reasons.


Co-authors (126)

  • Robert Erickson
  • Cyrille Deliry