Name: Christine Lipkin
Location: Dominican Republic
Age: Oligocene to Miocene
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Dominican Amber

The animals and plants preserved in amber from the Dominican Republic represent some of the world's most completelynpreserved evidences of terrestrial life in a tropical region (Poinar, 1992). Amber from the Dominican Republic was highlighted in the book and movie of Jurassic Park. Photo courtesy of Louis L. Jacobs.


  1. Location
  2. Geological setting and age
  3. Fauna and flora
  4. Taphonomy
  5. References and links

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Section author: Christine Lipkin
Last updated: 28/11/02

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This section is part of a Fossil Lagersttten web site which has been built up as a result of the efforts of the 2002-3 MSc Palaeobiology class in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Bristol, as part of a course in Scientific Communication.

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