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Fossilized insect wing gives clues about Labrador's biodiversity during the Cretaceous

February 22, 2020 - General

A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gdansk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived around 100 million years ago.

Maculaferrum blaisi is the first hemipteran insect (true bug) to be discovered at the Redmond Formation,
a fossil site from the Cretaceous period near Schefferville, Labrador
[Credit: Alexandre V….

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