TitleEvidence of intestinal parasites of dinosaurs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsPoinar, GO, Boucot, A
JournalParasitology
Volume133
Pagination245-249
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0031-1820
Abstract

Protozoan cysts and helminth eggs preserved in a coprolite from the Early Cretaceous Bernissart Iguanodon shaft in Belgium demonstrate that representatives of 3 phyla parasitized dinosaurs by that period. These fossil parasite stages are described and their possible effect on dinosaurs discussed. These findings represent the earliest fossil records of protozoan and helminth parasites of terrestrial vertebrates.

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DOI10.1017/s0031182006000138