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Baby Opposite Bird Preserved in 100 Million Year Old Amber
This baby bird was preserved in amber that is around 100 million years old. (June 9, 2017)

Insect With Triangular Head Preserved in 100 Million Year Old Amber
Scientists have discovered an insect with a triangular head preserved in 100 million year old amber. A new order was created for the unusual insect. (January 26, 2017)

Insect Shed Its Exoskeleton to Escape Tree Sap Tomb
An insect similar to a walking stick shed its exoskeleton to escape a tree sap tomb 50 million years ago. (July 19, 2016)

Female Insect Carrying Egg Sac Trapped in 100 Million Year Old Amber
100 million year old amber fossil contains a female insect carrying an egg sac (March 31, 2015)

Fossil of Ancient Carnivorous Flypaper Trap Plant Discovered in Amber
The fossil leaves of a carnivous flypaper trap plant was discovered in Amber. (December 5, 2014)

New Species of Flat Bug Discovered in Amber
A new species of flat bug has been discovered in 45 million year old amber. (June 2, 2014)

Tick Preserved in Ancient Amber Reveals That Lyme Disease is Older Than Humans
Spirochetes found in a tick preserved in 15 million year old amber reveals that lyme disease has been around since before humans arrived. (May 30, 2014)

Ancient Species of Assassin Fly Found Preserved in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber
A previously unknown species of assassin fly was found preserved in a 100-million-year-old translucent amber fossil. (April 25, 2014)

Flower Perfectly Preserved in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber Reveals Ancient Reproduction
A flowering plant perfectly preserved in 100-million-year-old amber reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant. (January 5, 2014)

Ancient Fly Species Discovered in Amber from Dominican Republic
A new species of fly, Proceroplatus preziosii, has been discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. (August 9, 2013)