Amber is a substance that consists of the resin of pine trees and has a wide range of uses. Perhaps the most important of these is the remains of creatures that lived centuries ago. almost perfect is a form of protection. But sometimes different materials can also help transport fossils. One of these materials is animal excrement
It could be . feces, in the right conditions millions of years can hide the remains inside it throughout.
On the other hand, living things preserved in feces actually body remains are not included. That is, they have no feathers, bones or meat. However, by examining these fossils, we can still learn interesting details about these creatures.
New insect species discovered
Scientists from Sweden, Taiwan, Germany and Mexico, synchrotron micro tomography
using a custom method they call 230 million scanned the annual fecal fossil. Parts of different types of insects were found in this fossil. Some of these parts are almost in the form of a whole was preserved. Even fine details such as the antennae and legs of the sister beetles were revealed. In this way, scientists had the chance to examine these creatures and explain what they looked like.
The researchers found that the insects ” Mixofaga
of the species known as “” extinct members. Insects of this species are nowadays under and around moss is alive. This new species Triamyxa Coprolithica” was given the name. The meaning of the name is directly related to its discovery. The rough meaning of the name given to this insect species found in the excrement of a lizard is ” Insect excrement stone”.
Grzegorz Niedźwiedzki, the official in charge of the research, said about the discovery. I never thought that I would make such a discovery from the excrement of a dinosaur lizard.” he said.