Amber reflections from the scientist who inspired Jurassic Park

Over a long and storied career, George Poinar has made some extraordinary discoveries.

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The Oh! Zone

Like the “sloth moth,” which lives only in the fur of the ambling two-toed and three-toed mammals, the “bat fly” exists only in the fur of the winged, cave-dwelling mammals. Now scientists know that the flea-like, blood-sucking fly has been hanging around with bats for at least 20 million years.