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Turns out blood-sucking ticks really did plague the dinosaurs

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 14, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Dec 13, 2017

Scientists have found the first solid evidence that prehistoric ticks consumed dinosaur blood. The discovery of a 99-million year old piece of amber in Myanmar offers a rare glimpse into the lives, big or small, of Creataceous animals. Trapped within the fossilized sap, the tick is seen grasping onto a feather presumed to be from a feathered dinosaur. Though Mezozoic-era blood-sucking insects encased in amber have become part of the public's imagination thanks to the Jurassic Park films, the fossil...





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