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Cretaceous New Jersey amber (90-94 MYO) - very rare ant (Formicidae, myrmicinae ...?) | by leth.damgaard
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Cretaceous New Jersey amber (90-94 MYO) - very rare ant (Formicidae, myrmicinae ...?)

Cretaceous New Jersey amber (90-94 MYO) - very rare ant (Formicidae, myrmicinae ...?) - about 1 mm

© Anders Leth Damgaard - www.amber-inclusions.dk

 

The oldest ant fossils there have been found on our planet comes from New Jersey and Burmese amber. So the ant you see in this photograph is about 29 million years older than Tyrannosaurus rex and one of the first ants, ever excited, on our planet.

This is the first time that this ant have been photographed

 

I have a picture of the amber piece which this inclusion is in: www.flickr.com/photos/amber-inclusions/5286435244/

and 2 more close-ups:

www.flickr.com/photos/amber-inclusions/5290163024/

www.flickr.com/photos/amber-inclusions/5289557257/

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Taken on December 17, 2010