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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ornithologist Kevin Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Caption: Kevin Johnson, an ornithologist with the State Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois, led a study that found that the ancestors of lice that now prey on birds and mammals were likely around before the dinosaurs became extinct.

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer

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