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Ancient amber seals away first direct evidence of dinosaur blood-sucking ticks

A hard tick clutches at a dinosaur feather in a 99-million-year-old piece of fossilized amber

Scientists have long suspected that ticks feasted on the blood of dinosaurs, and now they've uncovered the first Direct Evidence. Preserved in a 99 million-year-old chunk of amber lies a hard tick grasping the feather of a Dinosaur, suggesting that the parasitic insects did indeed harbor a penchant for prehistoric plasma.

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Category: Science

Tags:
  • Amber
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fossils
  • University of Oxford
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