Scientist find 100-million-year-old sperm in Myanmar amber


Scientists have been researching the amber of Myanmar for decades, finding all kinds of frozen treasures, including frogs, snakes and a feathered dinosaur tail. – AFP pic, September 16, 2020.

A TEAM of palaeontologists have discovered what they believe is the world’s oldest animal sperm,  frozen 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in tree resin in Myanmar.

The oldest known examples of fossilised animal sperm were previously a mere 17 million years old, according to the team of experts led by Wang He of the Chinese Academy of Science in Nanjing.


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