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23 Million-Year-Old Lizard Found Preserved in Amber

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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 08:07 AM
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source www.natureworldnews.com...


The amber encasing the vertebrate is approximately 1.8 inches by .5 inches, Fox reports, and while the discovery does not mark the first time an Anolis lizard was found preserved in ancient reisn, scientists believe it may be the first of its kind in other ways: found in the Simojovel amber deposits of the northern part of the southeastern state of Chiapas, the creature was preliminarily identified as representing a new species of the genus Anolis.


This is pretty cool. 23 MY's old! Wonder what they will find out with this find? Or. will it just be place somewhere and that's that!




posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 08:21 AM
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Nice find, interesting enough.

Sadly i was hoping for tissues.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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Me too! First thing I though about as soon as I saw the article (like you) was cloned dinosaurs "Jurassic Park"!

Maybe one day! Or..maybe in some secret lab. .this is being done already? I think this is possible.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by RUFFREADY
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Me too! First thing I though about as soon as I saw the article (like you) was cloned dinosaurs "Jurassic Park"!
It's probably too old to clone the lizard but if they did it would be like Jurassic Park in reverse. The tiny lizards would be afraid of the big humans, in fact you could easily step on one if you're not careful. But somehow visiting a park where you don't have a chance of getting eaten by the exhibits doesn't seem as exciting.

It's amazing how amber preserves things.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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Awesome find for both the op and amber miner.. I know the miners that find any inclusions have to report immediately.. It ups the value exponentially..



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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I love these kinds of finds, thank you for sharing it. I google translated the linked Mexican article which also mentioned preserved remains of skin and soft tissue, a truelly fascinating discovery.



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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sir i want to ask something..if that lizard came from 23 million years ago that mean from dinosaourus era..then why this lizard so small?? in that year even the mosquito can big as your finger..tq so much..nice info sir



posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by cheesy
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sir i want to ask something..if that lizard came from 23 million years ago that mean from dinosaourus era..then why this lizard so small?? in that year even the mosquito can big as your finger..tq so much..nice info sir


Well, the big guys got "smacked", (the asteroid that hit and caused an extinction event, almost) around 65-66 million years ago.

I guess these little guys survived and (with a few small mammals and other small critters) kept on truckin.


The Mesozoic Era is an interval of geological time from about 252 to 66 million years ago. It is also called the Age of Reptiles

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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Life...finds a way.



posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 01:02 PM
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cool if you believe the earth is 23 million years old



posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 01:13 PM
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Yea!
When they get anything past @6000 years they just make up some numbers.



posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 02:27 PM
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Great find, and always funny how most people think about Jurassic Park movie.... here is paleontologiest Jack Horner's take on that...




So I assume everybody knows that if you actually had a piece of amber and it had an insect in it, and you drilled into it, and you got something out of that insect, and you cloned it, and you did it over and over and over again, you'd have a room full of mosquitoes. (Laughter) (Applause) And probably a whole bunch of trees as well.

source


As Jack shows in his Ted Talk, it would be much easier to modify genes in animals that are related to dinosaurs to bring back dinosaurs... His Ted Talk is very informative and great to watch...



posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by cheesy
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sir i want to ask something..if that lizard came from 23 million years ago that mean from dinosaourus era..then why this lizard so small?? in that year even the mosquito can big as your finger..tq so much..nice info sir


Why wouldn't there also be small lizards among the big guys? that's also a survival strategy of sorts.



posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by cheesy
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sir i want to ask something..if that lizard came from 23 million years ago that mean from dinosaourus era..then why this lizard so small?? in that year even the mosquito can big as your finger..tq so much..nice info sir


Why wouldn't there also be small lizards among the big guys? that's also a survival strategy of sorts.


There weren't any big reptiles left 23 million years ago, only smaller and aquatic (turtles etc.) surived asaik.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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"Hold on to your butts!"



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