New York - Pre-Cretinaceous Era arthropod traces have dominated the amber fossil debate until a recent discovery in the Italian Dolomites of an alien species of pre-human fossils.
This week's revelations from the New York Museum of Ancient Natural Hystery claim an alien-human hybrid from around 230 million years ago is preserved in amber.
And it may hold the secrets of human destiny if paleogenetic claims are proved.
Commenting on the find a Museum spokesman said the only known counterpart of the Italian hybrid is still missing 'along with the entire Russian Amber Room collection'.
"The Bolsheviks stripped it during the 1917 raid on Catherine Palace near St Petersburg," Museum curator Professor Doug Trench said today.
"We think it was embedded in a panel designed by German baroque sculptor Andreas Schlüte who was responsible for the Amber Room construction circa 1709."
The latest discovery will be cross-referenced against Martian data being sent back to earth by NASA's Curiosity rover.
Last year a similar attempt to de-code alleged alien-human DNA in an Irish dinosaur/human hybrid yielded results which the UK Government tried to gag.
Apparently a direct match for Queen Elizabeth and her royal family was immediately discernible to the trained eye.
The Duke of Pratts Bottom is 104.