Sunday, May 3, 2020

Dinosaur Descendants

"A new study comparing the genomes of birds suggests that, genetically speaking, the turkey and the chicken is closer to its dinosaur ancestors than any other bird is."
—Jennifer Ackerman, "The Genius of Birds."

The study referenced by M.N. Romanov et al, BMC Genomics, 2014, also cites the the chicken as being very closely related.


Amanda Vieira said...

Dinosaurs must be delicious.

Susan Krzywicki said...

Such humble birds.