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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.

dwarf mongoose

JUST YOU WAIT  It takes a while for dwarf mongoose immigrants to adjust to life in a new pack, but eventually, group members benefit from newcomers’ contributions.

marsupial lion illustration

NEW MARSUPIAL LION  A newly named species of extinct marsupial lion (illustrated) was dog-sized but probably as fierce as anything in its forest. 

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