A chicken with a beak/snout like a dinosaur

Jun-25
 

In an attempt to study evolution of birds, researchers have experimented by making birds looks like their ancestors-dinosaurs. By doing so, they have managed to create a chicken embryo with a dinosaur-like snout and palate, similar to that of small feathered dinosaurs like Velociraptor. The results were published in the journal Evolution. The team’s aim was to understand how the bird beak evolved, because the beak is such a vital part of bird anatomy. It has been crucial for their success. The 10,000 or more bird species occupy a wide range of habitats, and many have specialised beaks to help them survive.

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