Dinosaur embryo boosts link with birds
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Dinosaur embryo boosts link with birds

Further evidence has emerged that birds evolved from dinosaurs, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal iScience on December 22, 2021. A Chinese research team has studied a fossilised egg of an unborn dinosaur dubbed "Baby Yingliang." It’s the best-preserved dinosaur embryo fossil so far, said Liu Liang, curator of the Fujian Provincial Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum, which houses the egg fossil. The researchers suggest that the posture of the fetal dinosaur resembles that of today’s birds that are about to hatch.

23 Dec 2021 - 4:00PM