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The 100-million-year itch: Scientists find ticks that fed on dinosaur blood

Scientists have made a skin-crawling discovery: Ancient ticks, trapped in amber, that fed on the blood of feathered dinosaurs nearly 100 million years ago.

The specimens, described in the journal Nature Communications, include the oldest dinosaur parasite to be found together with remains from its extinct host - and offer a smoking gun in the long, intimate history between ticks

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