Posted on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 | 10 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Palaeontologists have discovered two 100-million year-old hairs perfectly preserved inside amber.
The hairs are remarkably similar to those found on modern mammals and were discovered in southwest France. "Our specimens are the oldest known hair specimens in which we can observe the cuticular structure," says Dr Romain Vullo of the University of Rennes.
"Palaeontologists have discovered two mammal hairs encased in 100 million-year-old amber."