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Bee in AmberFossil, Fossil Bee
Dr. David Grimaldi - American Museum of Natural History
Bee in Amber
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American Museum of Natural History (uncatalogued)

Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 16 Apr 2008


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About the Species

This specimen is preserved in Dominican amber, Miocene age, Dominican Republic. It was made available to the High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. David Grimaldi and Dr. Tam Nguyen of the American Museum of Natural History. Funding for image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert and Richard Ketcham on 19 July 2000 along its long axis for a total of 198 slices. Each 1024x1024 pixel slice is 0.0837 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.0837 mm and a field of reconstruction of 23 mm.

About the


Dominican Amber page by Christine Lipkin on the Fossil Lagerstätten website (University of Bristol)

About Fossil Insects from Meganeura, the palaeoentomological newsletter

A New Look at Dominican Amber from The Amber Lady

& Links

None available.


To cite this page: Dr. David Grimaldi, 2008, "Bee in Amber" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed May 27, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/amber_bee/.

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