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Tapeworm eggs found in fossilized poop

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:39 AM
Not sure if this was posted but this is a interesting find. Priliminary estimate of the eggs is approximately 270-300 million years old. No chances of them hatching though its interesting to see how long they've been around.

Ancient tapeworm eggs found in 270-million-year-old shark poop suggests these parasites may have plagued animals for much longer than previously known, researchers say.

edit on 31-1-2013 by hp1229 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:45 AM
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Nature is very fond of if it ain't broke don't fix it. It stands to reason they could have been around since the first digestive tracts formed.

These guys have the life as far as.... life goes I guess you could say.
Free food, free home, no animals trying to devour them (intentionally).
And if their host does gets eaten, hey its just circle of life they get a new one.
Cool none the less go , ya fossils even if is poo.

edit on 31-1-2013 by CitizenJack because: typo


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