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An insect trapped in amber around 40 million years ago. This listing is for a random piece of amber containing at least one insect fossil. Amber pieces range from a few millimeters to a centimeter.

Why a random selection? These specimens are from the same batch as the individual amber listings. However, we haven't had time to photograph these individually under the microscope and determine their grade. It's a surprise!

[We are not responsible for any Jurassic Parks that may be developed with our products.]

The images on this page are representative of the specimen you will receive. You may not receive these exact items. Close-up images were taken through a microscope. 

Includes protective display container. This item ships free & carbon neutral. 

 

 

TIME SCALE

This table contains the geological time periods of the past 2.5 billion years on Earth to aid in understanding age immense age of these fossils.

(Ma = Mega-annum = 1,000,000 years)
EON ERA PERIOD EXTENT (Ma) DURATION (Ma)
Phanerozoic Cenozoic Quaternary 2.588–Present 2.588+
Neogene 23.03–2.588 20.4
Paleogene 66.0–23.03 42.9
Mesozoic Cretaceous 145.5–66.0 79.5
Jurassic 201.3–145.0 56.3
Triassic 252.17–201.3 50.9
Paleozoic Permian 298.9–252.17 46.7
Carboniferous 358.9–298.9 60
Devonian 419.2–358.9 60.3
Silurian 443.4–419.2 24.2
Ordovician 485.4–443.4 42
Cambrian 541.0–485.4 55.6
Proterozoic Neoproterozoic Ediacaran 635.0–541.0 94
Cryogenian 850–635 215
Tonian 1,000–850 150
Mesoproterozoic Stenian 1,200–1,000 200
Ectasian 1,400–1,200 200
Calymmian 1,600–1,400 200
Paleoproterozoic Statherian 1,800–1,600 200
Orosirian 2,050–1,800 250
Rhyacian 2,300–2,050 250
Siderian 2,500–2,300 200
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Amber is a unique preservational mode , preserving otherwise unfossilizable parts of organisms; as such it is helpful in the reconstruction of ecosystems as well as organisms; the chemical composition of the resin, however, is of limited utility in reconstructing the phylogenetic affinity of the resin producer.

Baltic amber, also called succinite, is a yellowish fossilized tree resin created by forests in the Baltic region of Europe from about 37–48 million years ago. Amber starts as a soft resin when it is secreted from trees, so animals and plant matter can be caught and engulfed in it before it solidifies. Amber is unique in its ability to dehydrate and preserve organisms with impeccable detail. This sample of Baltic amber contains an insect inclusion from the Eocene epoch. Amber provides our most thorough insect fossil record.

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Fossilized Insect in Amber

Fossilized Insect in Amber

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