Early Cretaceous trypanosomatids associated with fossil sand fly larvae in Burmese amber.

@article{Poinar2007EarlyCT,
  title={Early Cretaceous trypanosomatids associated with fossil sand fly larvae in Burmese amber.},
  author={George O. Poinar},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={635-7}
}
Early Cretaceous flagellates with characters typical of trypanosomatids were found in the gut of sand fly larvae, as well as in surrounding debris, in Burmese amber. This discovery supports a hypothesis in which free-living trypanosomatids could have been acquired by sand fly larvae in their feeding environment and then carried transtadially into the adult… CONTINUE READING