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Amber Fluid Neutral posted a topic in Fossil IDAlthough lizards are prime material for fakers, i think this tail is authentic. It is an unusial cast fossil. Kind of like a ghost form. It seems that the tail became detached. Much like they do today. This is cenomanian age amber. From Myanmar kachin state.
A new paper for anyone interested in the early evolution of lepidosaurs: Marc E.H. Jones, Cajsa Lisa Anderson, Christy A. Hipsley, Johannes Müller, Susan E. Evans and Rainer R. Schoch, 2013 Integration of molecules and new fossils supports a Triassic origin for Lepidosauria (lizards, snakes, and tuatara). BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013, 13:208 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-208 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/13/208/abstract The rhynchocephalian jaw bone from Germany points to the first appearance of lepidosaurs in the Early-Middle Triassic, making Diphydontosaurus the second oldest lepidosau