Image: Fossil of un-named cockroach

Fossil of un-named cockroach

Fossil of un-named cockroach. F 39182. Brookvale, New South Wales. Middle Triassic, 240 million years ago.

Photographer:
Robert Jones
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Cockroaches evolved about 300 million years ago and have changed little since. Ancient cockroaches had similar body forms to modern species and so probably had comparable lifestyles.

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Tags cockroach, fossil, Middle Triassic, Brookvale,