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*** Poles find 40-mln-year-old lizard in amber

Polish scientists are studying a lizard that has been preserved in
Baltic amber for 40 million years, the head of Warsaw's Museum of the
Earth said Monday. "This is important as lizards have been found in
Dominican amber, but for Baltic amber this is a real rarity due to
the state of conservation," said Krzysztof Jakubowski, director of
the museum under the Polish Academy of Sciences. "We will only know
what academic significance it may have after detailed research,"
Jakubowski said. The lizard, the second known to have been discovered
in amber on the Baltic coast in a century, was found near the city of
Gdansk by a local jeweller who passed it on to the museum.