Research discover ticks that fed on dinosaurs

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New research in the journal Nature Communications discusses how ticks fed on feathered dinosaurs.

The newly discovered species of tick is called Deinocroton draculi, meaning "Dracula's terrible tick".

The ticks were found inside 99-million-year-old lumps of amber from Myanmar. Two of the ticks were found with a dinosaur feather. One was wrapped around it.

Researchers say the finding the is the first direct evidence that ticks fed on feathered dinosaurs.

Scientists suspect the feather belonged to an unknown type dinosaur or a ancient bird species called enantiornithine.

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1. Depiction of discovered fossils
2. Depiction of ticks inside tick fossil
3. Depiction of ticks on surface of feathered dinosaur
4. Depiction of enantiornithine bird bones in a walking pose.

VOICEOVER (in English):

"The ticks were found inside 99-million-year-old lumps of amber from Myanmar."

"Two of the ticks were found with a dinosaur feather. One was wrapped around it.

"Researchers say the finding the first direct evidence that ticks fed on feathered dinosaurs."

"Scientists suspect the feather belonged to an unknown type dinosaur or an ancient bird species called enantiornithine[a]."

SOURCES: Nature, Oxford Museum of Natural History, National Geographic
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01550-z#Fig5
https://morethanadodo.com/2017/12/12/bound-by-blood/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/tick-dinosaur-feather-found-in-amber-blood-parastites-science/