Table of contents for What bugged the dinosaurs? : insect ecology and diseases in the Cretaceous / George Poinar, Jr. and Roberta Poinar ; with photographs and drawings by the authors.


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Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Chapter 1: Fossils: A Time Capsule 7
Chapter 2: The Cretaceous: A Time of Change 17
Chapter 3: Herbivory 37
Chapter 4: Dinosaurs Competing with Insects 50
Chapter 5: Did Dinosaurs or Insects "Invent" Flowering Plants? 55
Chapter 6: Pollination 57
Chapter 7: Blights and Diseases of Cretaceous Plants 63
Chapter 8: The Cretaceous: Age of Chimeras and Other Oddities 72
Chapter 9: Sanitary Engineers of the Cretaceous 79
Chapter 10: The Case for Entomophagy among Dinosaurs 91
Chapter 11: Gorging on Dinosaurs 102
Chapter 12: Biting Midges 110
Chapter 13: Sand Flies 116
Chapter 14: Mosquitoes 122
Chapter 15: Blackflies 127
Chapter 16: Horseflies and Deerflies 131
Chapter 17: Fleas and Lice 135
Chapter 18: Ticks and Mites 141
Chapter 19: Parasitic Worms 147
Chapter 20: The Discovery of Cretaceous Diseases 157
Chapter 21: Diseases and the Evolution of Pathogens 171
Chapter 22: Insects: The Ultimate Survivors 185
Chapter 23: Extinctions and the K/T Boundary 192
APPENDIX A: Cretaceous Hexapoda 203
APPENDIX B: Key Factors Contributing to the Survival of Terrestrial Animals 219
APPENDIX C: Problems with Evaluating the Fossil Record and Extinctions 221
References 225
Index 253



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Paleoecology -- Cenozoic
Dinosaurs -- Diseases.
Paleoecology.
Insects, Fossil.
Insects -- Ecology.