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Birds and animals in amber

raptors and yi qi birds

nemicolopterus, anurognathid and other pterosaurs in amber

We have yet to see a complete true mammal in Kretaceous amber. What cretaceous amber does offer you however is BIRDS, AMPHIBIANS and LIZARDS and combinations of both known as PTERASAURS. Recenly we have had enquiries regarding rumors of Coelurosaurs in amber and can confirm that we have yet to see such an animal in Cretaceous Amber.

Birds and animals in amber is one of our major focusses and this section has been divided into sub-pages to help present the some of our specimens

A recently found creature with wings in a very large Hukawng amber containing an entire rookery of aboreal volants with incredible feathers, below is a front view of the yet to be identified tetrapod. Although relatively large this creature at around 6cms tall and incomplete the head wing bones and feathers are clearly visible. In the same piece of amber is a more complete mother and father that are 20 tall and 30 cms tall. 3D micro ct scans of this piece of amber yielded incredible results revealing far far more than in this image.

Potential 100 million year old Pterasaur in amber from Myanmar

VERTEBRATA (2c., 3o., 3f., 1g., 1sp.)

Amphibia (1o.)

Anura

Reptilia (2o., 3f., 1g., 1sp.)

Squamata (3f., 1g., 1sp.)

Agamidae

Chamaeleonidae

Gekkonidae?

Cretaceogekko burmae Arnold & Poinar, 2008
Arnold, E. N. & Poinar, G.O.Jr. 2008. A 100 million year old gecko with sophisticated adhesive toe pads, preserved in amber from Myanmar. Zootaxa, No. 1847, 62-68.

Our taxa list is based on the amazing work of Dr Andrew J. Ross who has prepared a newer updated list and kindly offers it for free download
Amber lovers and Paleos can dig up the latest updated version here:
http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/1154465/burmese-amber-taxa-v2017_2.pdf