Ticks had a taste for dinosaur blood

But it’s not clear which species the bloodsuckers preferred

tick on a dino feather preserved in amber

DINE-O-SAUR  In this 99-million-year-old piece of amber, a tick trapped on a dinosaur feather provides rare evidence of the hosts these bloodsuckers preferred during the Cretaceous Period.

E. Peñalver et al/Nature Communications 2017

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