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Message 62 of 71 (907933)
03-02-2023 1:10 PM
Reply to: Message 61 by Tanypteryx
03-02-2023 11:20 AM


Re: Polystoechotes punctata or giant lacewing, not an antlion nor a dragonfly?
Tanypteryx writes:
Almost all the articles about this specimen refer to it as a "Jurassic-era insect" which is completely meaningless. It is a modern insect, nobody who knows what they are talking about refer to birds as "Cretaceous birds" for example, this is a silly and misleading way to describe it.
I have the same reaction to similar articles. I've often thought of describing humans as living fossils because the first mammals appeared in the fossil record about 180 million years ago.

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