Jurassic Pain: Giant 'Flea-like' Insects Plagued Dinosaurs 165 Million Years Ago
Published: May 1, 2012.
Released by Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Ore. – It takes a gutsy insect to sneak up on a huge dinosaur while it sleeps, crawl onto its soft underbelly and give it a bite that might have felt like a needle going in – but giant "flea-like" animals, possibly the oldest of their type ever discovered, probably did just that.
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