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Re: What is a fossil, Part 2

D.I.G. wrote:
> The term "fossil" as it used both by professionals and amateurs is often
> unqualified.
> Suggested qualifications include:
>         vertebrate
>         invertebrate
>         plants

Where would you fit fossils that fit in more than one catagory?
-Amber is itself a fossil plant residue.
-Amber with a bug or an oyster in it is both plant and invertebrate
-Amber with a lizard or a feather in it is both plant and vertebrate
-Amber with chemical traces of ancient atmosphere or such is both plant
and Other.............

           Betty Cunningham  
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