One of the Most Famous Fossil-Bearing Localities in Russia

Numerous aquatic insects
As many as several thousands specimens may be discovered over one square metre. Frequently, remains represent molting skins of pre-adult stages only.


Intact fossils with complete appendages are not rare. Generally, smaller insects like aphids and gnats are better preserved. As a rule, the cuticle is preserved, often demonstrating very delicate structures such as microsetae and sensillae.

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