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Contact: Robin Ann Smith
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Fossil Cricket Ear

Caption: The ear appears as a light-colored oval on the front leg, just below the "knee."

Credit: Specimen number 30868 from the National Museum of Natural History; Photo courtesy of Roy Plotnick.

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