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Re: quantifying bias in the fossil record



Colette H. Adams wrote:
> It is striking how few lizard fossils exist, considering there are over
> 4000 species of lizards alive today.  Most lizards are small and the fossil
> record is tremendously biased toward large species.  The same is true of
> snakes.

Small lizards are some of the very very few vertebrates we find
fossilized in amber.
Are there feathers (sign of a larger vertebrate) found in amber?

-Betty Cunningham