Missing link in palaeognath evolution

January 15, 2020 - General

Flinders researchers have studied the giant cassowary’s eating, breathing and vocal structures and found a surprising missing link between two vastly different birds thought to be each other’s closest relative, the small flights South American tinamou, and the New Zealand moa.

The relationships between palaeognaths the cassowary and close relatives, as determined
 from genetic data, has now been supported by morphological data…

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Source: archeo

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