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Scientists find earliest intact mushroom fossils

Paleontologists from China, New Zealand and the United States have found four intact mushroom fossils, sources with the Chinese Academy of Sciences said Friday.
The four, well preserved in Burmese amber for at least 99 million years, are the earliest complete mushroom fossils ever found.
 
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The oldest mushroom ever discovered, encased in amber, is on sale for a mere US$100,000.
The mushroom was discovered by Ron Buckley, a registered nurse and amateur fossil hunter in Florence, Kentucky. Buckley spotted it encased in a piece of Burmese amber that he had obtained from a Canadian importer. With the help of George Poinar, a zoologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, he determined that the mushroom was a record-breaking 100-million years old. The duo published their results in April in the journal Mycological Research.

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