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Pterosaur head in amber

Of course it is preferred to have a full specimen perfectly preserved in Amber and as creatures get larger and larger it becomes harder to expect to find the whole animal in amber so fossil collectors look for parts of animals in the amber. Perhaps the most common animal parts found in amber are feathers and lizard/snake/skink/newt skin. Many bird and animal heads have been found in burmite amber but their condition is often poor with decaying animal fogging the animal often beyond recognition unless special lighting is used.

bird head in amber

bird head in amber

bird head in amber

A close up picture of the pterosaur's's beak (ABOVE) shows its last supper caught in the tip.

pterosaur head in amber

In the picture above the head and crown bristles can be seen by his claws

Pterosaur has just been away, thought he was a raptor for the day