Evidence that Modern Birds are Dinosaurs


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The classical assumption was that the modern dinosaur lineage led directly to today’s reptiles. However, a growing suite of evidence has shown that modern birds more closely emulate prehistoric creatures. Today’s guests are Profs Alexander Vargas (University of Chile) and Joao Bothelo (Catholic University of Chile). Their work on comparative anatomy in embryos has unveiled additional similarities between birds and dinosaurs, and pharmacological and molecular evidence has shown that chicken embryos can be affected to present subtle dinosaur-like traits. Their work provides additional evidence that modern birds are actually modern avian dinosaurs.
Here’s a link to the EU Commission’s public comment website.

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