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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Ventral View Isopod
Stock Number  ACDIS05

Name:   Armored Sow Bug (Isopod)
Age:  Oligocene
Formation:  Amber Mines
Location:  Dominican Republic
Size:  Amber piece is 0.7 inches long
Price:  $99.00

This is a very unusual inclusion in amber. It is an excellent Armored Sow Bug (Isopod) from the Dominican Republic. Most ground-dwelling insects are very uncommon in amber because they rarely ventured onto the trees to be trapped by the sap. This specimen is very detailed - the underside of the exoskeleton is exposed, and its many legs and soft parts are easily seen on this animal. The ''Pill Bug'' can be viewed from all sides of the amber piece. The Isopod itself is EASILY seen trapped in the large, honey-colored amber nugget. This is an extremely detailed example of a fossil ''roly-poly'' bug entombed in fossil ooze (a small close-up photo is included for free).

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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