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Old 08-28-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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An international team of scientists working in Italy have found the oldest samples of arthropods preserved in amber — a finding that is 100 million years older than previous fossilized samples. The insects, a fly and two mites, are the first ever to be discovered from the Triassic era. The group's findings will help biologists gain a better evolutionary understanding of these organisms and the time periods within which they developed.
These 230-million-year-old bugs preserved in amber are the oldest yet
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, I read that. Looks like there's no perceptible difference between 230mm years and now.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't really have an experiential handle on just how long 230-million years is. Anything over a couple of million, and I start to lose track of things. Must be Alzheimers.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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I don't really have an experiential handle on just how long 230-million years is. Anything over a couple of million, and I start to lose track of things. Must be Alzheimers.
i'll go with 'unbelievably old' X 230
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