Posts Tagged ‘beetle’

WFS News: Ponomarenkia belmonthensis,300 MYO beetle

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev He’s Australian, around half a centimetre long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old, and he’s currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists. The discovery of a beetle from the late Permian period, when even the dinosaurs had not yet appeared on the scene, is throwing a completely […]

WFS News: Snake eats lizard eats beetle, Fossil food chain examined

In cooperation with CONICET in Argentina, Senckenberg scientists examined a spectacular discovery from the UNESCO World Heritage site Messel Pit: A fossil snake in whose stomach a lizard can be seen, which in turn had consumed a beetle. The discovery of the approximately 48-million-year-old tripartite fossil food chain is unique for Messel; worldwide, only one […]