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https://www.livescience.com/60013-cretaceous-mantis-fossil.html

 

Scientists described an exceptionally well-preserved praying mantis fossil embedded in a rock slab excavated from a site in northeastern Brazil, dating the mantis to about 110 million years ago and identifying it as Santanmantis axelrodi, according to a new study.

 

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Here is a link to the open access paper:

 

https://peerj.com/articles/3605/

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Foozil

:faint::faint::faint:

Thats awesome!! 

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doushantuo

it is

will post more,of course.

If i post now,the posts get conflated,with the statistically /methodologically unsound/undesired  result that ,if you press "informative",it is unclear exactly which

PDF you find informative

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Doctor Mud
26 minutes ago, doushantuo said:

it is

will post more,of course.

If i post now,the posts get conflated,with the statistically /methodologically unsound/undesired  result that ,if you press "informative",it is unclear exactly which

PDF you find informative

Thanks doushantuo, that looks to be an earlier paper (2013) by the same lead author as the more recent paper (2017) which is based on (you guessed it!) an exceptionally preserved 110 million years old praying mantis (which) provides new insights into the predatory behaviour of early mantodeans :P

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doushantuo

What an amazing coincidence.:P

 

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doushantuo

Haven't checked Fruitbat's yet,it is probably in there as well

N3412grima_(1).pdf

gri.jpg

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Doctor Mud
5 minutes ago, doushantuo said:

Haven't checked Fruitbat's yet,it is probably in there as well

N3412grima_(1).pdf

gri.jpg

Fig. 2a in this paper:

 

IMG_3863.thumb.PNG.2be107930391af4150493129fbbfac0a.PNG

 

Wow! 

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doushantuo

I like the old-fashioned pointillistic imagery of fig 3 .

slightly germane:

GRAlienoptera.pdf

 

"alienoptera","twilight zone",you'd think it's on purpose:P

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RJB

Neato bugs!

 

RB

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