Ancient Flea, Possible Ancestor of Bubonic Plague Found Preserved in Dominican Amber

Dr George Poinar Jr. of Oregon State University has found a fossilized flea carrying ancient coccobacillus bacteria. The discovery was announced in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology. Dr Poinar determined that the flea, named Atopopsyllus cionus, is entirely new to science. It was preserved in a piece of 20-million-year-old amber from [...] —> Read More