Discovery of 99-million-year-old beetle may shine light on mystery of bioluminescence

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  • January 19, 2021
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Bioluminescent insects have long fascinated scientists, but little is known about how these animals got their light abilities.A 99-million-year-old beetle recently discovered by researchers, however, unlocks a piece of the evolutionary puzzle, according to a study published in The Royal Society journal.The beetle, known by its Latin name Cretophengodes, was found fossilized in a piece of amber in northern Myanmar. The tropical location was full

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