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An excavation in western India has led to the discovery of more than 700 ancient insects, arachnids and crustaceans, and many plant, floral and fungal remains.

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Hundreds of prehistoric insects found intact within huge amber deposit

A amber deposit discovered in India holds a cornucopia of perfectly preserved ancient insects.

bee fossil trapped in amber for 100 million years - oldest bee fossil ever discovered.

bee fossil trapped in amber for 100 million years - oldest bee fossil ever discovered.

Ámbar en India con insectos conservados durante 50 millones de años

Ámbar en India con insectos conservados durante 50 millones de años

George Poinar, Jr.’s lifelong obsession with amber has led to remarkable discoveries of ancient specimens.

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Anzu wyliei - "Chicken from hell" dinosaur makes formal scientific debut - Pictures - CBS News

"Chicken from hell" dinosaur makes formal scientific debut

Weird ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur discovered AP This undated photo provided by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on March

spider in Dominican amber

Dominican amber inclusions, Colombian amber inclusions and Dominican amber, Colombian copal,

A parasite that bit into an ant’s head and rode its host to a sticky doom around 47 million years ago has been preserved in a dime-sized piece of amber.

A mite attack, preserved for the ages. A parasite that bit into an ant’s head and rode its host to a sticky doom millions of years ago has been preserved in a dime-sized piece of amber.

Amber.... we swear by this for pain relief

Especially interesting and popular is the named after the region from where it comes – the Baltic Sea. It is also considered amber in its purest and highest quality form.

"Welcome home to one of the rarest trilobites in the world. Thanks to a gift by Robert Hazen, this fossil of a new Apianurus species is now a part of the Museum's collection. This beautiful fossil was discovered by paleontologist Jake Skabelund in 2011 at the Walcott-Rust Quarry in New York." --Deep Time at the Smithsonian Facebook Page:

"Thanks to a gift by Robert Hazen, this fossil of a new Apianurus species is now a part of the Museum's collection. This beautiful fossil was discovered by paleontologist Jake Skabelund in 2011 at the Walcott-Rust Quarry in New York.

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