A new ascarid species in cynodont coprolite dated of 240 million years.

@article{Silva2014ANA,
  title={A new ascarid species in cynodont coprolite dated of 240 million years.},
  author={Priscilla A da Silva and Victor H Borba and Juliana da Matta Furniel Dutra and Daniela M. A. Leles and Atila A S da-Rosa and Luiz Fernando Romanholo Ferreira and Adauto Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias},
  year={2014},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={265-9}
}
Cynodonts represent the transition from reptiles to mammals. They are classified as synapsids, or tetrapod animals with mammalian characteristics. We present here the finding of helminth eggs in a coprolite identified as of cynodont origin dated of nearly 240 million years. Microscopy revealed the presence of very well preserved intestinal parasite eggs. Up to now we identified an ascarid egg by morphological characteristics. Based on a previous description of the new genus Ascarites Poinar Jr… CONTINUE READING
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