23-million-year old insects found in Peru

Published on August 11th, 2011 | by Admin

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The remains of ancient insects and seeds have been found, trapped in amber, in Peru.

“These new discoveries are very important, because the insects and sunflower seeds confirm the type of climate that existed during the Miocene period,” Honninger said in a telephone interview from the northern city of Chiclayo.

The paleontologists discovered “hundreds of pieces of amber up to 12 centimeters (five inches) large containing several types of insects,” Honninger said.

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Story: AFP | Photo: AFP

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