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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Excellent Isopod
Stock Number  ACDIS06
EXTINCTIONS Choice

Name:   Armored Sow Bug (Isopod)
Age:  Oligocene
Formation:  Amber Mines
Location:  Dominican Republic
Size:  Amber piece is 0.85 inches long
Price:  $199.00



This is a very unusual inclusion in amber. It is an 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 armored exoskeleton and many legs are easily seen on this animal. The ''Pill Bug'' can be viewed from all sides of the amber piece. There are also other insects preserved in the honey-colored amber. This is a very fine example of a fossil ''roly-poly'' bug trapped in fossil ooze (small close-up photo is included for free).

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



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