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preserved amber snakes

Instantly preserved baby snake in Myanmar amber and not millions of years old. Perhaps the snakes were fossilised a few 1,000 or 10,000’s or 100,000’s but not millions of years old. The fossil of a baby snake has been discovered entombed inside amber. The creature has been frozen in time for 99 million years. The …

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fossils blood fossils preservation

Relatively recent instant blood preservation or 30 million year old blood preserved so incredibly well that scientists suggest it looks like it was prepared today for laboratory analysis? Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce a remarkable new find – the first fossilized red blood cells from a …

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Animals in amber

animals in amber salamander why how found trapped

Animals in amber? How do animals end up in amber? Why do animals get trapped and remain caught in amber? How do some delicate animals in amber not get crushed or distorted when preserved in amber? Especially if the soft tissued and boned animal is then mined out of the ground in an amber mine? …

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