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Re: disease-carrying varmints biting dinos



On Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Tim Williams <tijawi@gmail.com> wrote:

> And as mentioned by Tom, plenty of marine/aquatic clades (both
> vertebrate and invertebrate) went extinct at the K/Pg.  So, what
> diseases are alleged to have finished these groups off?  Were there
> flotillas of blood-sucking crustaceans on the prowl at the end of the
> Cretaceous?!!

There's always *Cymothoa exigua*, the tongue-eating louse. 

[Shudder]

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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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