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Re: Dino-termites (was: Re: Biggest predators)
Ronald Orenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
>As mound-building termites are considered to be more advanced than the
>humble wood-chewing variety, my question is whether termite mounds existed
>in the Cretaceous?
Termite mound has been reported from Jurassic. A 230 MY old termite nest
was found in the Petrified Forest National Park in USA. The termite nest is
very similar to that build by the extant family Hodotermitidae. The structure
the nest is primitive but large enough to be comparable to those of the
extant but primitive termites.
Ingram M, Early division of labour, Earth (November) 1993; 2 (6): 16
Gautam Majumdar email@example.com