Prehistoric Colors Preserved in Near-Perfect Beetle Fossils

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Prehistoric Colors Preserved in Near-Perfect Beetle Fossils | Wired.com.

Despite being tens of millions of years old, some beetle fossils appear almost as they did in life. Not only are their shape and structure preserved, but so are the actual colors of their shells, which have changed only slightly in the intervening eons.

40 million year old beetle

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