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Friday, 5 April 2013

Mesozoic Giant Fleas from Northeastern China

Mesozoic Giant Fleas from Northeastern China

Huang, D. Y., M. S. Engel, C. Y. Cai, and A. Nel, 2013,
Mesozoic giant fleas from northeastern China
(Siphonaptera): Taxonomy and implications for
palaeodiversity. Chinese Science Bulletin (advance
online publication) doi: 10.1007/s11434-013-5769-3

This is an open access paper. Some people might
need to add '.pdf' to the file downloaded in order
to open it.

"The recently discovered definite giant fleas from
the Middle Jurassic Daohugou fauna and the Early
Cretaceous Jehol fauna of northeastern China
represent significant evidence for understanding
ectoparasitism in the Mesozoic as well as the
evolution of these giant blood feeders with their
putative hosts (i.e. hairy or feathered vertebrates)"

Also, there is:
Huang, D., M. S. Engel, C. Cai, H. Wu, and A. Nel,
2012, Diverse transitional giant fleas from the
Mesozoic era of China. Nature. v. 483, no. 7388.
pp. 201-204, doi:10.1038/nature10839

PDf file at

Paul H.