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  1. Hello my friends ! I just wanted do share pics of superb. male Jumping Spider ( Salticidae ) that i had. It is not often to see so amazing, colorful and well preserved eyes of jumpers so a little showing off I will upload more photos in comments. Cheers from Poland !
  2. Petrified wood ID help!!! Possible Amber?

    Does this piece of petrified wood contain amber? 20200728_003406.heic 20200728_003610.heic
  3. Fossil ID -Petrified wood with resin?

    I found this piece at lake Somerville in Somerville,Texas. Trying to ID the red looking maybe resin on it.
  4. Cranefly or mosquito? from Baltic amber

    Hello would this be a cranefly or mosquito? its from Baltic amber
  5. What is this insect in Burmese amber?

    What is this insect in Burmese amber?
  6. Green Amber?

    I discovered a dark green crystal near a construction site in a neighborhood of Alabaster, Alabama which sits in the southern tip of the Pottsville formation of the Pennsylvanian epoch. At first glance I noticed circular air bubble inclusions and assumed it was just glass. But, upon further inspection with a secondary light source, it appears there’s small material that resembles pollen in other inclusions. There’s striations visible that almost make it look like a green jolly rancher under light. It does not really feel like glass in your hand when held and has a greasy appearance. Anyone familiar with green amber??
  7. Sea shell in Burmese amber

    very little ( 1-2 mm in diameter) sea shells found in Burmese amber (presumably Cretacious period). What could it be?
  8. Amber with feather

    Small piece 1.2 x 1 cm. Says it contains tree bark and a small feather with keel. From Burma. Anyone ok with taking a look?
  9. Burmite amber bug

    I've got another insect of some sort (at least I think it's an insect) in some cretaceous period amber from Burma. Measuring about 1 cm long, with swept back antennae (I think) that run the length of it's body. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources, I can't get the really good, close detailed pics I'd like and this piece of amber is darker than normal. Which doesn't help with the pics. Anyhoo, 4 pics showing the full length. Not the best preserved, but still visible, although part of it looks to be missing. Any idea's as to what it might be? Other than really, really dead of course.
  10. Burmite bead bug

    Another little burmite bug. This one is in a bead just shy of 2 cm across. This bug is one of a few in it, and of course, the tail is angled down a bit. The bug itself is about 2 mm long & looks like it just sat there patiently to be covered with the resin. Seriously, it looks almost posed. 2nd pic shows the tail end a bit clearer.
  11. This unusual planthopper nymph is 6 mm long, is an inclusion in Late Cretaceous burmite amber, and belongs to the extinct family Neazoniidae. One of the characteristic features of Neazoniidae is a rostrum (piercing mouthpart) that is longer than its body. Specimens of this family were first described in 2007 by Jacek Szwedo in Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber, followed by a 2009 paper on additional specimens in French Cretaceous amber. First photo of the insect in my collection is a ventral view of the triangular head -- with globe-like eyes and filament-like antennae -- and the thorax. The rostrum runs from the base of the head down the midline thorax. Second photo is a ventral view of the abdomen, with the rostrum extending beyond the body. Third photo is a side view, showing a remarkably flat body and a patch of plant debris stuck to a hind leg. Final photo is a dorsal shot of the head and thorax All these photos include views of hardened plates along the body known as sclerites or tergites. More information on Cretaceous Neazoniidae in Lebanese and French amber can be found through a google search.
  12. Bug molt or leaf?

    Found this in some Indonesian amber (Early Miocene age). Not sure if its a bug molt, dead bug before the resin landed on it, or a leaf. Tiny little thing, measuring 3 mm long x 1.5 mm wide. 1 pic at 55 x showing main item & what looks like a leg, 2nd pic at 100 x showing main item itself. I couldn't get better pics unfortunately as I'm working the amber by hand, so the other end is thick. The entire piece is only 4 mm x 5 mm x 5 mm x 5 mm x 12 mm in size (rectangular & kinda hard to hold). Any ideas?
  13. This is a species not described in any literature regarding the burmese Amber. I intend to publish a scholarly article describing it if my suspicions are correct.
  14. Link to news article- 'Historic haul of Australian amber fossils includes ants, spiders and fornicating flies' https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-04-03/mating-flies-found-in-40-myo-amber-from-australia/12114292 Link to open access scientific article about it - 'Amber from the Triassic to Paleogene of Australia and New Zealand as exceptional preservation of poorly known terrestrial ecosystems'. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62252-z
  15. Gondwana Amber, Mating Flies

    Amazing Amber fossils from Gondwana! https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/gondwana-in-amber
  16. Six Amazing Dinosaur Fossils

    None of these finds is new, but it is a good excuse to relive six amazing dinosaur finds: https://newatlas.com/science/incredible-dinosaur-fossils/
  17. Amber vein in Pseudomorph after pet. wood?

    I inherited this specimen among others when my grandmother passed away. I believe it is agate chalcedony pseudomorph after wood because there is what appears to be a vein of Amber in and spilling down the exterior. I have all kinds of photos, but am having issues uploading most due to size.
  18. Spanish Amber as the Ideal Glass

    Ideal Glass Would Explain Why Glass Exists at All By Natalie Wolchover, March 11, 2020 https://www.quantamagazine.org/ideal-glass-would-explain-why-glass-exists-at-all-20200311/ https://www.quantamagazine.org/print The Spanish amber deposits are discussed in: Delclos, X., Arillo, A., Penalver, E., Barrón, E., Soriano, C., Del Valle, R.L., Bernárdez, E., Corral, C. and Ortuno, V.M., 2007. Fossiliferous amber deposits from the Cretaceous (Albian) of Spain. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 6(1-2), pp.135-149. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233864686_Fossilferous_amber_deposits_from_the_Cretaceous_Albian_of_Spain https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xavier_Delclos/2 http://www.igme.es/amberia/publi.htm Amberia IGME http://www.igme.es/amberia/English/default.htm Mesozoic and Cenozoic Spanish insect localities. Post-Congress FossilsX3 (2007) Field Trip. Field Trip Guide Book https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286882398_Mesozoic_and_Cenozoic_Spanish_insect_localities_Post-Congress_FossilsX3_2007_Field_Trip_Field_Trip_Guide_Book https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xavier_Delclos/2 Yours, Paul H.
  19. Hello, this is my first time at attempting to trade fossils. In this trade I have a variety of fossils that I am willing to trade for other fossils (This is all offered together). I am specifically looking for amber inclusions, Mesozoic vertebrate material, dinosaur fossils, and small theropod teeth from any location. 1- Large Clam Shell from the Jurassic of Madagascar 2- Enchodus sp. fang from the late Cretaceous of North Texas 3- C. Hastalis (Mako) Shark Tooth from bone valley of northern Florida (1.6 inches long) 4- 2 Burmese amber specimens from the Mid Cretaceous (99 million years old) of Northern Myanmar 5- A dark reddish Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a beetle 6- A Clear Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a Parasitoid wasp (Scelionidae Indet.) 1.
  20. Lizards in Amber

    Bugs are cool, but lizards are cooler. Apologies to any resident entomologists. Here are some new vertebrates in my amber collection: - Chiapas amber from Mexico: 4cm lizard hips & tail on top of a nearly complete leaf (17-25myo) - Burmite amber: fat lizard tail (99myo) – is this a gecko? As a kid I had house geckos as pets and their tails were pretty similar. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford the whole lizard.
  21. Tiny bird-like dinosaur

    Article on unusual tiny dino in amber. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/03/smallest-ever-fossil-dinosaur-found-trapped-in-amber/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=Science_20200311&;rid=68DAEDD7EC7A307D1290E5C3629C1CCF
  22. Two new species of cockroaches preserved in amber have been found in a mine located in Hukawng Valley, Myanmar. The new species are named Mulleriblattina bowangi and Crenocticola svadba and placed in the Nocticolidae family. The mine where the new cockroach species were found is dated to about 99mya and represent the first and only creatures to be discovered living in caves before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/dinosaur-age-cockroaches-are-the-earliest-known-cave-dwellers The paper describing the new findings is found here (Sendi et al., 2020) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1342937X20300496?via%3Dihub
  23. Hello! Long story short, my fossil collection perished in a house fire when I was a kid. I realized a few years ago that I was a Real Adult™ who didn't have to ask for parental permission to buy stuff and could rebuild what I'd lost, so after acquiring my first piece of amber – a big fat spider in Dominican Amber – I was hooked. Researching and buying fossils has been so fun and informative; I've been burned a few times with fakes, I've celebrated rarities, and I love having a little museum in my apartment. This past weekend I did the Museum of Natural History Sleepover in NYC and had a blast talking to an expert in the dinosaur wing, something I couldn't have done without this forum and a total crush on fossil trading, learning along the way. My current stash is focused mainly on claws, teeth, bones, plates, and anything encased in amber. Here's my main collection, with detailed photos and labeled descriptions to follow. Also, if anyone has further identification, feel free to chime in. You're the experts. Detailed pics and labels to come.
  24. Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest record of primitive bee with pollen, Oregon State University, February 12, 2020 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200212164643.htm Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest record of primitive bee with pollen, Oregon State University https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/fossilized-insect-100-million-years-ago-oldest-record-primitive-bee-pollen The paper is: Poinar Jr, G., 2020. Discoscapidae fam. nov. (Hymenoptera: Apoidea), a new family of stem lineage bees with associated beetle triungulins in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Palaeodiversity, 12(1), pp.1-9. https://bioone.org/journals/Palaeodiversity/volume-12/issue-1/pale.v13.a1/Discoscapidae-fam-nov-Hymenoptera--Apoidea-a-new-family-of/10.18476/pale.v13.a1.full At related open access paper is: Genise, J.F., Bellosi, E.S., Sarzetti, L.C., Krause, J.M., Dinghi, P.A., Sánchez, M.V., Umazano, A.M., Puerta, P., Cantil, L.F. and Jicha, B.R., 2020. 100 Ma sweat bee nests: Early and rapid co-diversification of crown bees and flowering plants. PloS one, 15(1), p.e0227789. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0227789 Yours, Paul H.