Burmese Amber Preserves Alien-Looking Insect

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Burmese Amber Preserves Alien-Looking Insect

Post by Poi » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:42 am

Oregon State University researchers described a never-before-seen insect species found in a piece of 100-million-year-old amber excavated from a mine in Myanmar (previously known as Burma).
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“Amber from Myanmar has revealed very interesting fossils, many of which represent extinct lineages that have no close association with any extant groups,” the authors said.

“Previous examples include flies with horn-like protuberances emerging from their heads, a fossil bee with some features carried over from ancestral wasps and a bizarre wingless wasp lacking any indication of a waist.”

Full story: Sci News

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