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Fig. 3 in parasitised feathered dinosaurs as Cretaceous amber assemblages revealed


Fig. 3 Morphology of the new tick family Deinocrotonidae. a Holotype (left) and paratype male in ventral view (arrows indicate the location of some entangled hastisetae of the beetle family Dermestidae). Scale bar, 1 mm. b Engorged paratype female in dorsolateral view. Scale bar, 1 mm. c Pseudoscutum (arrow) of specimen in b. Scale bar, 0.5 mm. d Paratype male in dorsal view. Scale bar, 0.5 mm. e Dorsal surface of the tarsus I from the holotype, showing Haller's organ, an aggregate of chemoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, and hygroreceptors in ticks for locating hosts and mates (lines mark the length of the organ). Scale bar, 0.1 mm. f Transverse genital aperture between coxae II, coxal spurs, and basis capituli from the holotype. Scale bar, 0.5 mm. g Pitted dorsal integument without elevations in the pseudoscutum of the same specimen. Scale bar, 0.1 mm. h Engorged paratype female in ventral view with detail of the spiracle. Scale bar, 1 mm. i Genital aperture between coxae II of the paratype male. Scale bar, 0.2 mm. j Pulvillus and pretarsal claws of the holotype. Scale bar, 0.1 mm. k Lateral body margin showing the non-convoluted, mound-like elevations of the integument (arrows) between pits of the same specimen. Scale bar, 0.1 mm. l, m Anus and preanal groove of the paratype male and engorged paratype female, respectively. Scale bars, 0.1 mm. a, b, e, g, i–k obtained with compound microscopy, the remainder with CT-scans


Published as part of Enrique Peñalver, Antonio Arillo, Xavier Delclòs, David Peris, David A. Grimaldi, Scott R. Anderson, Paul C. Nascimbene & Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente, 2017, parasitised feathered dinosaurs as Cretaceous amber assemblages revealed, pp. 1-13 in Nature Communications 8 (1924) on page 4, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01550-z,



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