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Dinosaur-dining lice discovered in amber

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"Lice have been a problem since dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

"They latched on to feathered dinosaurs, chewing away in a manner similar to the way the insects infest modern birds.

"According to a study published in Nature Communications, the tiny insects were very similar to modern lice.

"The new species, Mesophthirus engeli, was discovered along with partially damaged dinosaur feathers in amber approximately 100 million years old."

Full monty at the Irish news: https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2019/12/10/news/dining-on-dinosaur-feathers-lice-discovered-in-amber-1787025/

Research at Nature dot com: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13516-4

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