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New Evidence From Ancient Amber Shows Dinosaurs Were Plagued by Ticks

New research on 100 million year-old amber with ticks preserved inside indicates these tiny, annoying critters have been around for a long time—and that dinosaurs were among their hosts. 12 more words


Researchers find ancient ticks full of dinosaur blood, but don't dream of Jurassic Park just yet

Researchers working with ancient amber thought to be nearly 100 million years old have discovered something that sounds like the beginning of a new chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise: a host of ticks which appear to have feasted on dinosaur blood. 355 more words


Read EXTINCTION PEAK by Lucas Mangum (for free!)

Over at Lucas Mangum’s blog, he’s posted a story about dinosaurs and ultraviolence called Extinction Peak. It goes a little something like this:

No, that’s actually Dinosaurs Attack!, but the idea is similar. 135 more words

Ticks drank dinosaur blood before they drank ours, amber fossils show

(Source: www.theverge.com)

When Paul Nascimbene first spotted the tick preserved in a chunk of 99-million-year-old Burmese amber, he couldn’t believe his eyes. The prehistoric, blood-sucking parasite was tangled up in a dinosaur’s feather, and it shows for the first time that ticks pestered dinosaurs just like they pester birds, dogs, and deer today, according to new research. 669 more words



Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs http://n.pr/2BAYDTx