April 6, 2011

Were Dinosaurs Infected With Lice?

Charles Q. Choi, Live Science


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Dinosaurs might have been the first animals tormented by the kinds of lice that now often bedevil children, scientists now suggest.

These new findings also hint that birds and mammals actually began diversifying and spreading across the world before the end of the Age of Dinosaurs that wiped out their competition.

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TAGGED: Lice, Dinosaurs