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Their extremely small size and lack of hard tissues mean they don’t fossilize easily—and when they do, they are very difficult to spot.Scientists discovered an extremely rare tardigrade fossil trapped in Dominican amber|Hannah Seo|October 6, 2021|Popular-Science
Dung often contains the raw materials and bacteria needed for it to fossilize, says Karen Chin.
Lab tests have shown that buried animal remains can fossilize in just weeks.
Sort of like tree sap mixed with asphalt, the substance solidifies and fossilizes everything it touches.What’s in a packrat’s petrified pee? Just a few thousand years of secrets.|Rachel Feltman|August 12, 2021|Popular-Science
They couldn’t fossilize microbes on Mars for 4 billion years and see if they matched Allan Hills 84001.What Is Life? Its Vast Diversity Defies Easy Definition.|Carl Zimmer|March 9, 2021|Quanta Magazine
It took twenty million years to make the fish and to fossilize him so we'd have the evidence later.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
When you stiffen up a way of life and try to fossilize it so it'll stay that way forever, then you find you've lost it.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
In these fringing woods are some curious dripping crags which fossilize every article submitted to their influence.The Rivers and Streams of England|A.G. Bradley
Cartilaginous jaws would not fossilize, and the Ostracoderms may have possessed them.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
And he was able to guess, although he could not move his limbs to test it, that he was in the form in which he was to fossilize.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan