Fossilized transitional species of flea found in China

06/27/2013 | LiveScience.com

A 125 million-year-old species of ancient flea was unearthed in China recently, offering clues about the adaptation of the flea's anatomy and ability to take smaller, unnoticed bites. Although it was much larger than the modern day flea, the fossilized flea is smaller than its ancestors, suggesting the flea co-evolved with the dinosaurs it fed on as their skin got thinner.

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