Molecular analysis confirms T. Rex's evolutionary link to birds

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Putting more meat on the theory that dinosaurs' closest living relatives are modern-day birds, molecular analysis of a shred of 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex protein -- along with that of 21 modern species -- confirms that dinosaurs share common ancestry with chickens, ostriches, and to a lesser extent, more

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