Posts Tagged 'arthropod'

Panamanian Survey Puts Global Arthropod Species at 6 Million

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For two years in the Panamanian tropics, entomologists have been laboring in cranes, gliding amongst treetops using helium-filled balloons, hiking through the jungle at night and setting traps that used light as bait in order to come up with en estimate on the biodiversity of arthropods.

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230 Million Year Old Arthropods Found Preserved in Amber

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Arthropods from the Triassic period have been discovered preserved in amber. They are 100 million years older than previous amber inclusions. The two mites and one fly were found in millimeter-scale droplets of amber from northeastern Italy.

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