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What a 165-Million-Year-Old Jurassic Cricket Sounded Like

Crickets chirp to attract mates and warn off the competition, and crickets 165 million years ago chirped (technically, “stridulated”) for the same reasons. But Jurassic-age crickets, Archaboilus musicus, were Jurassic shaped, with different forewings—which crickets rub together to produce their familiar sound—and therefore produced an altogether different song.

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