Well-Preserved Beetle Insect Fossil

with antennae

Insect Order Coleoptera

Geological Time: Eocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Insect fossil is 16 mm, Matrix: 65 mm by 75 mm

Fossil Site: Green River Shale, Uintah County, Utah

Fossil Code: GRF303

Price: Sold

Well-Preserved Beetle Insect FossilDescription: The Green River Formation deposits of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah are best known for their immaculately-preserved fish, but other examples are known as well, as this specimen attests. It has been said that the biologist J S B Haldane when asked by some theologians what he could infer about the Creator he is said to have replied: He has an inordinate fondness for beetles. Indeed there are some 400,000 known extant species of beetle, about 40 percent of all known insect species. Of those some 60,000 are weevils Weevils are also commonly referred to as snout beetle This is an exceptionally well-preserved beetle. Notice the eyes, mouthparts, and antennae.

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Well-Preserved Beetle Insect Fossil

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