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> Are insects fossilized the same way that dinosaurs are?
>>The quick answer is no. Insects tend to have a chitin skeleton
>>whereas the dinosaur has a carbonate - phosphate skeleton. The
>>processes involved in the fossilisation may allow the >>preservation of
>>the cuticle of the insect (skeleton) as a little altered organic
>>remain. Sometimes the pore spaces within the cuticle will >>become
There are also the 'tar insects' from La Brea. Are there similar tar insect
fossils from anywhere else? Any older?