Thursday, March 01, 2012

Amazing Giant Flea Fossil

Follow this link to an amazing insect fossil: Super-sized fleas adapted to feed off dinosaurs--Nature News & Comment: "The flea fossil record consists mainly of modern-looking species from the past 65 million years, and the identity of possible fleas from the Cretaceous period (145 million to 65 million years ago) has been debated by experts. But Michael Engel, a palaeoentomologist at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and his colleagues have now extended the history of the parasites by at least 60 million years. Their work is published online today in Nature1."

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1 comment:

Kathy said...

Holey crap that is one big flea! It would eat my min pin in one gulp! Interesting stuff!

Kathy
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