Following the discovery by Klebs of a lizard in Baltic amber deposits nearly 200 years ago, no subsequent lizard inclusions had been found, until that shown above, unearthed in 1997. The specimen was discovered by Ms. G. Gierlowska from Gdansk, Poland while examining material from the Quaternary deposits in the region of Gdansk-Stogi. The lizard (Family Lacertidae) is not fully intact, though parts are well-preserved. Infrared spectroscopy of the specimen showed a curve typical of succinite. Obviously, this rare find is of extreme importance, and is the subject intense scrutiny.
Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, B. , Kulicka, R. , and Gierlowska, G. 1997. A Lizard Found in Baltic Amber, In: Baltic Amber and Other Fossil Resins, 997 Urbs Gyddanyzc; 1997 Gdansk, Museum of the Earth / Scientific Conferences / Abstracts 9: 23-24; Warsaw.
Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, B. , Kulicka, R. , and Gierlowska, G. 1997. A newly found lizard in Baltic amber (Engl. summary). Przeglad Geologiczny, 19/11, 1028-1030. Warszawa.