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  1. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    Fossil of 46 million-year-old mosquito found to still have bellyful of blood

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... insects several years ago. He learned about student Kurt Constenius, who described his discoveries of fossilised insects along a remote Montana riverbed in an obscure geological journal more than ... in a collection of fossilised insects languishing in Constenius' basement since the 1980s, and which he and his family had donated to the Smithsonian museum. "As soon as I saw it, I knew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332381/fossil-46-million-year-old-mosquito-found-still-have-bellyful-blood
  2. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    Fossilised 'bug' had complex brain long before scientists thought possible

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... of the family of arthropods, creatures without backbones, which today include insects, spiders and crustaceans. The researchers found two eyes on stalks, which contained traces of a substance ... a long-standing scientific argument concerning the evolution of insects. They said their research ruled out branchiopods, shellfish with much simpler brains, as direct ancestors of insects- lumping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1058838/fossilised-bug-had-complex-brain-long-scientists-thought-possible
  3. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    Ancient fossil, Archicebus achilles, key link in chain leading to apes, man

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... achilles probably thrived for millions of years during a warm period of earth's history, feasting on insects and leaping around in canopies of trees that surrounded a tropical lake in what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1255061/ancient-fossil-archicebus-achilles-key-link-chain-leading-apes-man

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