What can prehistory tell us about the origins of modern birds? Bhart-Anjan Bhullar from Yale University talks with us about how the discovery of a 95 million year old Ichthyornis fossil in 2014 revealed some unexpected insights into the minds — and mouths — of today’s birds. His article, “Complete Ichthyornis skull illuminates mosaic assembly of the avian head” was published on May 3, 2018 in Nature with Dan Field and six other researchers.



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Neurocranium of the newly discovered Ichthyornis

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Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh

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Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Bhullar, B.-A.. (2018, July 10). Parsing Science – Prehistoric origins of birds. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6799199


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