Posts Tagged ‘Amber’

WFS News: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found Trapped in Amber

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The squashed remains of a small bird that lived 99 million years ago have been found encased in a cloudy slab of amber from Myanmar (Burma). While previous birds found in Burmese amber have been more visually spectacular, none of them have contained as much of the skeleton […]

WFS news: Dinosaur parasites trapped in 100-million-year-old amber tell blood-sucking story

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Fossilised ticks discovered trapped and preserved in amber show that these parasites sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs almost 100 million years ago, according to a new article published in Nature Communications today. Sealed inside a piece of 99 million-year-old Burmese amber researchers found a so-called hard tick […]

WFS News: Dinosaur tail complete with its feathers trapped in a piece of amber

Researchers from China, Canada, and the University of Bristol have discovered a dinosaur tail complete with its feathers trapped in a piece of amber.The finding reported today in Current Biology helps to fill in details of the dinosaurs’ feather structure and evolution, which can’t be surmised from fossil evidence. While the feathers aren’t the first […]

WFS News: Beetles with Orchid Pollinaria in Dominican and Mexican Amber

@WFS News,WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Beetles with Orchid Pollinaria in Dominican and Mexican Amber Orchids are extraordinary plants that have evolved the strategy of dispersing their pollen in little sacs called pollinia. Pollinia are normally attached by supports (caudicles) to adhesive pads (viscidia) that stick to various body parts of the pollinator. […]

A fossilized lizard preserved in amber

A fossilized lizard preserved in amber and found in Southeast Asia is 99 million years old scientists have determined. That makes it the oldest ever specimen of its kind and could hold the key to a ‘lost ecosystem’.The fossil is about 75 million years older than the previous oldest lizard discovered, researchers at Florida Museum […]

Amber offers new views of a lost world

Scientists are searching through a massive collection of 20-million-year-old amber found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago, and the effort is yielding fresh insights into ancient tropical insects and the world they inhabited. When the collection is fully curated, a task that will take many years, it will be the largest unbiased […]

Oldest beetle found in amber

An international team of scientists from Spain, France, and the U.S. has discovered and described a rove beetle that is the oldest definitive member of the tribe Omaliini that has ever been found in amber. The discovery and description were made possible through the use of the propagation phase-contrast X-ray synchrotron imaging technique, which allows […]

Ancient amber revealed one secret

The warm beauty of amber was captivating and mysterious enough to inspire myths in ancient times, and even today, some of its secrets remain locked inside the fossilized tree resin. But for the first time, scientists have now solved at least one of its puzzles that had perplexed them for decades. Their report on a […]