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Odd fossil finds last meal of prehistoric pollinator

Odd fossil finds last meal of prehistoric pollinator

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An amber fossil of a Cretaceous beetle has shed some mild on the weight loss program of no doubt one of many earliest pollinators of flowering vegetation. The animal's stays were unearthed by researchers at the College of Bristol and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) who were able to ogle its fossil faecal matter, which was level-headed totally of pollen. Moreover being a customer of angiosperms -- flowering vegetation -- researchers now delight in conclusive evidence that the unique fossil named Pelretes vivificus also consumed their pollen. Slight print of this discovery were revealed this day in Nature Crops. "The beetle is associated with clusters of pollen grains, suggesting that instant-winged flower beetles visited angios...