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After a 49-million-year hiatus, a cockroach reappears in North America
Date:1/5/2014

rget="_blank" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN13042">http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN13042) in an article called "Native Ectobius (Blattaria: Ectobiidae) From the Early Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado and Its Reintroduction to North America 49 Million Years Later."

This particular species is named after David Kohls, who lives near Rifle, Colorado and has been an indefatigable collector of fossil insects and plants from the nearby Green River Formation. His collection of approximately 150,000 insects from 31,000 slabs of shale now constitutes the Kohls Green River Fossil Insect Collection, which is housed in the Smithsonian's Department of Paleobiology.


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Contact: Dr. Conrad Labandeira
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