Analysis of Fossilized Antarctic Bird’s ‘Voice Box’ Suggests Dinosaurs Couldn’t Sing

Blackbird - The oldest-known vocal organ of a bird has been found in an Antarctic fossil that is related to ducks and geese and lived during the age of the dinosaurs, more than 66 million years ago.

Other collaborators on the most recent study include Zhiheng Li of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory in Paleontology and Paleoanthropology; Tobias Riede of Midwestern University in Arizona; Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University; and Fernando Novas and Federico Agnolin of the Museo Nacional Berandino Rividavia.

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