amber fossils

These Flies Have Been Trapped In The Bone Zone For 41 Million Years

These Flies Have Been Trapped In The Bone Zone For 41 Million Years

A pair of long-legged flies met a Romeo-and-Juliet ending some 41 million years ago, when a falling drop of tree resin ruined their tender moment. On the bright side, their disrupted act of fornication was preserved for all eternity in this pornographic piece of amber.

These Are The Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved In Amber

These Are The Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved In Amber

Two of the four frogs found in amber (the specimen on the right shows two views).Image: Lida Xing The extraordinary discovery of four small frogs preserved in amber is providing the earliest evidence of these now-prolific amphibians living in tropical rainforests.