|Title||X-ray microcomputed tomography reveals putative trematode metacercaria in a 100 million year-old lizard (Squamata: Agamidae)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Poinar, G, Philbrick, KA, Cohn, MJ, Turner, RT, Iwaniec, UT, Wunderlich, J|
|Pagination||27 - 30|
X-ray microcomputed tomography was used to reveal putative trematode metacercariae (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) located in cysts positioned at the base of the femora in a 100 myr agamid lizard preserved in Myanmar amber. The cysts are characterized and compared with encysted metacercariae recovered from a similar location in an extant Anolis lizard. This discovery provides evidence that lizards were serving as intermediate hosts of trematodes some 100 Ma.
|Short Title||Cretaceous Research|