26 December 2007


Some interesting news from the paleohistory arena: beetles might date back twice as far as originally thought.

Originally believed to have originated about 140 million years ago, new research pushes their origin to about 300 million years ago. This means beetles roamed the planet about 70 million years before dinosaurs.

You can read details of the research here; and you can read more about beetles (and see some gorgeous photographs) here.

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