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    • Burmese amber is around 99.6 mya. There are various other inclusions in this piece.

       

      Edit: According to Danilo Harms from the University of Hamburg, this is a juvenile Chernetidae member.

    Taxonomy

    Pseudoscorpion

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
    Order: Pseudoscorpiones
    Family: Chernetidae
    Genus: indet.
    Species: Indet.

    Geological Time Scale

    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Cenomanian

    Stratigraphy

    unknown formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Blank: 1mm

    Location

    unknown
    Burma

    Comments

    Burmese amber is around 99.6 mya. There are various other inclusions in this piece.

     

    Edit: According to Danilo Harms from the University of Hamburg, this is a juvenile Chernetidae member.



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    UtahFossilHunter

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    17 minutes ago, Innocentx said:

    Cool. It's got stingers for hands. Kinda crazy!

    They’ve got claws for hands just like scorpions actually, but no stingers.

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    Innocentx

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    They look just like the venom sacks on modern scorpion tails. Interesting.

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    gigantoraptor

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    7 minutes ago, Innocentx said:

    They look just like the venom sacks on modern scorpion tails. Interesting.

    They just have very small claws. Below is a picture of the recent species Wyochernes sp. with clear claws. Pseudoscorpions don't have stingers but some species do inject poison with their claws. They are harmless for humans thought.

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    Mediospirifer

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    Very cool! I've found living pseudoscorpions in my house twice; they're tiny!

     

    In both cases, they were relocated into my houseplant pots. 

     

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