Sunday, 21 February 2016

OLD TREE =AMBER..

THIS  IS A EXTINCT PLANT THAT GREW 4.5 MILLION YEARS AGO HAS NOW BEEN INDENTIFIED IN A FOSSILISED TREE RESIN CALLED AMBER.THE BRIGHT FLOWERS WERE FOUND IN A MINE IN A MOUNTAIN RANGE OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND ARE ALMOST ONE CENTIMETRE IN LENGTH.THE DATED ROCK SEDIMENTS  SHOWED THE FOSSILS FORMED 15 TO 45 MILLION YEARS AGO.THE NAME OF THIS NEW SPECIES IS STRYCHNOS ELECTI AFTER THE GREEK WORD FOR AMBER-ELECTRON.

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