6 of the Coolest Things We’ve Found in Amber

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Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far range from amazing to downright bizarre. Here are six of the coolest things we’ve found trapped in amber.

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Sources:
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossils/amber.html
https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/24696/paleo_Labandeira_Paleont._Soc._Pap._2014.pdf

Carnivorous plant:
https://www.pnas.org/content/112/1/190.abstract
https://jeb.biologists.org/content/212/19/3184

Dino feathers:
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/333/6049/1619.full

Flea:
https://today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/sep/bacteria-ancient-flea-may-be-ancestor-black-death
https://academic.oup.com/jme/article/52/6/1234/869360
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915141145.htm

Salamander:
http://www.palaeodiversity.org/pdf/08/03Palaeodiversity_8-15_Poinar-Wake_4.pdf
https://today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/aug/first-ever-discovery-salamander-amber-sheds-light-evolution-caribbean-islands
https://www.cnet.com/news/ancient-salamander-in-amber-is-a-scientific-surprise/

Bat flies:
https://today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2012/feb/battle-vampires-20-million-years-ago
https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-3305-4-229
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46256764/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/first-fossil-vampire-bat-fly-discovered/#.XYvTledKjOQ

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