Post by glutenfreeman on Apr 19, 2017 15:40:37 GMT
This is a mesozoic amber fossil mined from Tanaing, Myanmar, a world-famous region of insurgent-held mines where rocks of amber are dredged up from deep under the surface of the earth.
This particular specimen was identified, at least in part, by a federal scientist and entomologist at Agriculture Canada who determined it was a Bethylid Wasp. This specimen is believed to be between 99-100 million years old. The age was determined after many radiometric zircon dating was conducted on various host rocks of amber pulled out of the ground in Kachin State, Myanmar.
This was one of the easier specimens to photograph. Keep your eyes out for more photographs of ancient and likely extinct fauna encased in amber. For those who don't know, amber is petrified tree resin from millions of years ago. It is responsible for the preservation of many ancient organisms.