6 of the Oldest Parasites Ever Found

6 of the Oldest Parasites Ever Found

Where there’s life, there’s other life looking for a free ride. Here are six of the world’s oldest parasites.

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Sources:
Part 1

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/about.html

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(14)70794-7/fulltext
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/schistosomiasis/index.html

Part 2

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/parasitology/article/ancient-parasitic-dna-reveals-toxascaris-leonina-presence-in-final-pleistocene-of-south-america/9E406417164E40114F819AA78D60C667

Part 3

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05654-y
https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/insects/predators-parasites-and-parasitoids/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5648684/#!po=2.88462

PART 4
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-12863-w
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23282228_The_oldest_fossil_evidence_of_animal_parasitism_by_fungi_supports_a_Cretaceous_diversification_of_fungal-arthropod_symbioses/link/5e9dd6b9299bf13079ad7b12/download
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/taeniasis/index.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3559381/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16332-3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schistosoma_haematobium#/media/File:Schistosomiasis_haematobia.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Schistosoma_20041-300.jpg#/media/File:Schistosoma_20041-300.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schistosoma_haematobium_egg_4843_lores.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Water_snail_Rex_2.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coprolites_with_Inclusions.jpg#/media/File:Coprolites_with_Inclusions.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ophiocordyceps_australis_group_799627.jpg#/media/File:Ophiocordyceps_australis_group_799627.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017-01-01_Ophiocordyceps_kniphofioides_(H.C._Evans_%26_Samson)_G.H._Sung,_J.M._Sung,_Hywel-Jones_%26_Spatafora_799628.jpg

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Photographs-of-the-holotype-of-P-coccophagus-gen-et-sp-nov-that-shows-the-oldest_fig1_23282228

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