Gryllidae sp (orthoptera)
Incredible conservation of a cricket in amber piece of 3.60 gms.
This amber is unique because it is fluorescent and gives intense green color, it can be seen with black light.
* The amber of Chiapas has special characteristics; in its natural state appears in the form of yellow, reddish or golden nodules, within strata of marine calcareous sandstones and lignite layers in geological formations corresponding to the final part of the Oligocene and early Miocene, with an age of 22.5 to 26 millions of years. It has been determined that its paleobotanical origin was the resin of a legume of the genus Hyme-naea, ancestor of the tree known locally as guapiñol.
Tertiary Period, 25 million years old,
Simojovel, Chiapas, Mexico
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