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The Last Featured Fossil....

 

Carbonized unidentified beetle from the Eocene of Colorado

Fossil Type:

Insect

Name:

Unidentified Beetle

Formation:

Parachute Creek Member, Green River Formation

Age:

Eocene

Location:

Rio Blanco Co., Colorado

Notes:

Extraordinary detail can be observed on the carapace of this small beetle. The long thin stripes and fine pores are not unlike those seen on extant woodland beetles. This is a carbonized fossil. Anonymous collection. FOV ~ 2cm.

Date Posted:

December 1, 2016

 

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Created April 13, 2012, updated December 2, 2016