AND TALKING OF DINO DISCOVERIES ...
TICKS FEASTED ON DINOSAUR BLOOD
Like humans, the huge prehistoric creatures had to put up with blood-sucking ticks. Palaeontologists from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in England have found 99-million-year-old lumps of amber including ticks. In one of the lumps, the tick is stuck on a dinosaur feather.
HERBIVORES CONSUMED CRUSTACEANS
Some herbivores found it difficult to remain vegetarians. A new analysis of fossilised dinosaur excrements has revealed remains of crustaceans. According to palaeontologists, egg-laying, plant-eating, prehistoric behemoths might have eaten the crustaceans as a protein source during the mating season.
DINOSAUR FLEW LIKE A WOODPECKER
Chinese scientists have compared the wings of a 126-million-year-old fossil to modern birds. The study shows that the creature flew like small birds such as woodpeckers. It flapped its wings rapidly, folding them along its body and darting through the air like a missile.