O. Blatodea, O. Diptera, O. Mesostigmata...

  • 190.00€

Age: Oligocene-Miocene.

Location: Mina la Cumbre, Dominican Republic.

Amber is a fossil resin of plant origin that comes from the legume Hymenaea protera, dated between 25 and 40 million years.

Dominican amber differs from Baltic amber by being more transparent, and by having a greater number of fossil remains.

This piece contains a cockroach belonging to the Blattidae family, flies belonging to O. Diptera and a gamasid belonging to O. Mesostigmata.

Cockroaches are one of the most resistant creatures on the planet and represent the oldest known animals that unequivocally adapted to life in caves, according to a study published https://www.muyinteresante.es/ciencia/articulo/encuentran-cucarachas -prehistoric-preserved-in-amber-951583396579

The gamasids are a group of mites belonging to the parasitiformes superorder.

Weight: 2,5 g

Measures: 3,4 cm x 2,5 cm 

Cockroach measures: 1,3 cm x 0,6 cm

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