Rare Lizard Trapped in Burmite Cretaceous Amber

Walked with the Dinosaurs

Squamata incertae sedis

Class Reptilia, Superorder Lepidosauria, Order Squamata

Geological Time: Late Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (~100 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Amber: 24 mm long , 15 mm across , Inclusions: Jaw:5 mm Limb: 6 mm Skin: 10 mm by 4 mm

Fossil Site: Hukawng Valley, Kachin State, Myanmar

Code: MYA16

Price: Sold

Description: Most fossil lizards are known as mineralized, compressed examples. On occasion, specimens trapped in amber are found, specimens which preserve many of the structures in their natural state.Examples are known from the Miocene of the Dominican Republic, Eocene of the Baltic, and Cretaceous of France, Lebanon and Myanmar. Most are preserved skin, or perhaps a limb, or a tail. This specimen displays a trifecta of features, showing the jaw, forelimb , and skin of an unfortunate lizard trapped nearly 100 million years ago. This specimen comes with a certificate of authenticity.

References: Science Advances, 2016,2, pp 1-8.

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