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October 17, 2018

99 million-year-old snail preserved in amber

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Paleontologist Jeffrey Stilwell of Monash University in Australia calls it "the first and oldest preserved soft tissue of a snail in the fossil record from the mid-Cretaceous of Myanmar."

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The discovery was reported in the journal Cretaceous Research.

[via National Geographic]

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