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. The findings represent four species of mushroom. A stalk and a complete cap containing distinct gills are visible in most of the mushrooms, which are two to three millimeters long.