Comments for: Dinosaurs had fleas too — giant ones, fossils show

Posted Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:39 p.m.

WASHINGTON — In the Jurassic era, even the flea was a beast, compared to its minuscule modern descendants. These pesky bloodsuckers were nearly an inch long. New fossils found in China are evidence of the oldest fleas — from 125 million to 165 million years ago, said Diying Huang of …

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