Scale insect larvae preserved in vertebrate coprolites (Le Quesnoy, France, Lower Eocene): paleoecological insights

@article{Robin2016ScaleIL,
  title={Scale insect larvae preserved in vertebrate coprolites (Le Quesnoy, France, Lower Eocene): paleoecological insights},
  author={Ninon Robin and Imr{\'e} Foldi and Marc Godinot and Gilles Petit},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={103},
  pages={1-8}
}
Coprolites of terrestrial vertebrates from the Sparnacian Le Quesnoy locality (Ypresian, Eocene, MP7, 53 Ma; Oise, France) were examined for possible parasitic helminth eggs. The extraction of the coprolite components was performed by a weak acetolyse and a slide mounting in glycerin. This long examination did not reveal paleoparasite remains, which may be… CONTINUE READING