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  • Rare insect fossil reveals 100 million years of evolutionary stasis

    A fossil found in northeastern Brazil confirmed that the splay-footed cricket of today has at least a 100 million-year-old pedigree.

    A fossil found in northeastern Brazil confirmed that the splay-footed cricket of today has at least a 100 million-year-old pedigree.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Sam Heads, call 217-359-7031, ext. 12; e-mail swheads@illinois.edu.

    The paper,  “On the Placement of the Cretaceous Orthopteran Brauckmanni groeningae From Brazil, With Notes on the Relationships of Schizodactylidae (Orthoptera, Ensifera),” is availableonline.