PARASITE


MCKELLAR, CHATTERTON, WOLFE & CURRIE, 2011

Locality: Grassy Lake, Alberta Province, Canada.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Lower Campanian Stage, Senoniain Subepoch, Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material:

Feathers found in Amber.

RTMP 96.9.546: Feather with juvenile mite.

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Alonso, J., Arillo, A., Barron, E., Corral, J. C., Grimalt, J., Lopez, J. F., Lopez, R., Martinez-Delcos, X., Ortuno, V., Penalver, E., and Trincao, P. R., 2000, A new fossil resin with biological inclusions in Lower Cretaceous deposits from Alava (Northern Spain, Basque-Cantabrian basin): Journal of Paleontology, v. 74, n. 1, p. 158-178.

Anonymous, 1999, Dino Parasites?: American Paleontologist, v. 7, n. 1, p. 13.

C

Currie, P. J., 1987, New approaches to studying dinosaurs in Dinosaur Provincial Park: In: Dinosaurs Past and Present, v. 2, p. 100-117.

G

Grimaldi, D. A., 1996, Captured in Amber. The exquisitely preserved tissues of insects in amber reveal some genetic secrets of evolution: Scientific American, v. 274, n. 4, p. 84-91.

Grogan jr., W. L., and Szadziewski, R., 1988, A new biting midge from Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) amber from New Jersey (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae): Journal of Paleontology, v. 6, n. 2, p. 808-812.

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Labandeira, C. C., 1998, The Role of Insects in Late Jurassic to Middle Cretaceous Ecosystems: In: Lower and Middle Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems, edited by Lucas, S. G., Kirkland, J. I., and Estep, J. W., New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, n. 14, p. 105-124.

Lukashevich, E. D., 2004, A revision of the genus Eoptychopterina (Diptera: Eoptychopteridae): Paleontological Journal, v. 38, n. 3, p. 294-306.

M

Martill, D. M., and Davis, P. G., 1998, Did dinosaurs come from scratch?: Nature, v. 396, p. 528-529.

Martill, D. M., and Davis, P. G., 1998, Ectoparasites on a Cretaceous feather: In: Palaeontological Association, 42 Annual Meeting, The University of Portsmouth, 16-19th December, 1998, unnumbered.

Martill, D. M., and Davis, P. G., 2001, A feather with possible ectoparasite eggs from the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian) of Brazil: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, v. 219, n. 3, p. 241-259.

McKellar, R. C., Chatterton, B. D. E., Wolfe, A. P., and Currie, P. J., 2011, A diverse assemblage of Late Cretaceous dinosaur and bird feathers from Canadian amber: Science, v. 333, p. 1612-1622.

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Nash, P., 1998, New discoveries in Amber from the Cretaceous of New Jersey: In: The Dinofest Symposium, presented by The Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 17-19, 1998, edited by Wolberg, D. L., Gittis, K., Miller, S., Carey, L., and Raynor, A., p. 41-42.

R

Remm, K. Y., 1976, Late Cretaceous bitting midges (Diptera, ceratopogonidae) from fossil resins of the Khatanga depression: Palaeontological Journal, 1976, n. 3, p. 344-351.


PTEROSAURIA?

ORDER: SIPHONAPTERA


Genus: Saurophthirus PONOMARENKO, 1976
Etymology: Greek, sauros, Lizard and Greek, phithrus, ‘louse’; “Lizard louse”.

Species: longipes PONOMARENKO, 1976
Etymology:

Holotype: PIN 3064/1898

Locality: Below mouth of Baysa River, left bank of Vitim River, Sosnovo-Ozerskoye district, Buryat ASSR, Transbaikalia, Siberia.

Horizon: Zazayan Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Barremian/Aptian Stage, Gallic Subepoch, Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: A nearly complete specimen.
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Genus: Saurophithiroides PONOMARENKO, 1986

Species:

Holotype:

Locality: Gurvan-Eren-Nur, western Mongolia.

Horizon: Burvan-Eren Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Early Cretaceous.

Material:

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Ponomarenko, A. G., 1976, A new insect from the Cretaceous of Transbaikalia, a possible parasite of pterosaurians: Paleontogical Journal, v. 10, n. 3, p. 339-343.

Vrsansky, P., Ren, D., and Shih, C., 2010, Nakridletia ord.n.-enigmatic insect parasites support sociality and endothermy of pterosarus: Amba projekty, v. 8, n. 1, p. 1-16.

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AVES


MARTILL & DAVIS, 1998, MARTILL & DAVIS, 2001

National Museum of Japan, NSM PV20059

Locality: Ceara State, Northeast Brazil.

Horizon: Nova Olinda Member, Crato Formation, Araripe Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Aptian Stage, Lower Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Feather with ectoparasite eggs.

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Martill, D. M., and Davis, P. G., 1998, Ectoparasites on a Cretaceous feather: In: Palaeontological Association, 42 Annual Meeting, The Univeristy of Portsmouth, 16-19th December, 1998, unnumbered.

Martill, D. M., and Davis, P. G., 2001, A feather with possible ectoparasite eggs from the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian) of Brazil: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, v. 219, n. 3, p. 241-259.