Mid-Mesozoic beetle in amber stirs questions on rise of flowering crops and pollinators

The invention of a beetle and pollen in a hundred and five-million-yr-previous Spanish amber is proof of a brand new insect pollination mode that dates to the mid-Mesozoic, earlier than the rise of flowering crops. The research locations this discovery within the context of a rising physique of fossil proof that reveals a wealthy variety of pollinator relationships and modes between bugs and a as soon as dominant non-flowering group of crops — the gymnosperms — earlier than flowering plant variety exploded.
Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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