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Old December 12th, 2017 #99
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Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale


Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, fossil evidence shows.

Parasites similar to modern ticks have been found inside pieces of amber from Myanmar dating back 99 million years.

One is entangled with a dinosaur feather, another is swollen with blood, and two were in a dinosaur nest.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42327784