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Ancient Assassin Fly Preserved in Amber

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Ancient Assassin Fly Preserved in Amber

An ancient species of assassin fly that buzzed about during the age of dinosaurs has been discovered, LiveScience reports. The fly, dubbed Burmapogon bruckschi, is about 100 million years old and was found in excellent condition in an amber fossil in Myanmar. The findings, published in this week’s issue of American Museum Novitates, describe how the amber preserved B. bruckschi in 3D, offering researchers a rare look at the species’ full body.

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