Newly discovered fly, mite specimens are 100 million years older than previous amber inclusions
Fossil provides evidence of early symbiosis between fungi and tropical trees.
A Forest From the Dinosaur Era Discovered in Ethiopian Amber
Seminars on Science, Online Course
Amber Reed is an online instructor for Seminars on Science, the Museum's online professional learning program for educators.
Insects evolved at least 420 million years ago, and their rise to become the most diverse and ecologically important class of terrestrial animals is a story beautifully recorded in the fossil record. The AMNH never had a researcher of fossil insects prior to 1986, but the collections have grown enormously since David Grimaldi joined the staff (Evolution of the Insects). Indeed, the collection of amber fossils is arguably the mo