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    LIZARD TAIL WITH HIND LEGS INCASED IN AMBER
    La Bucara Mine, La Cordillera Septentrional, Dominican Republic
    The preservation of anything other than an insect in Amber is very rare and unusual but this is an extreme Amber inclusion: a lizard's tail accompanied by its hind legs! The specimen is well centered, and because of its size, easily viewed through the clear, well polished Amber. Besides the lizard tail with hind legs, there is a phorid fly and a gall gnat. The Amber itself measures 1 9/16 x 1 x ½ inches thick and has been authenticated by famed Amber expert Dr. David Grimaldi of the American Museum of Natural History. From a private Eastern collection.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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