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    LARGE AMBER-ENTRAPPED SPIDER
    Order: Araneae
    Oligocene
    Dominican Republic

    A superb example of suspended animation preserved for over 30 million years, this is a particularly large spider, captured in the slowly dripping resin of an ancient Hymenaea tree in what is today's Dominican Republic. Frequently all these amber nuggets contain are miscellaneous bits of flora, and what creatures get preserved in this manner tend to be small to microscopic; the present specimen, however, measures over ¼ inch long, with splayed legs and flattened, hairy body, a fine specimen in a pale golden polished cabochon, 13/16 inches wide.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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