The “Wonderchicken” That Survived Dinosaur Extinction
A team of scientists recently unearthed the “Wonderchicken,” the oldest fossil resembling a modern bird ever found, dating back some 66 million years ago, before a meteorite rendered the dinosaurs extinct.
They believe this extraordinary discovery may be the missing link between what we know about the age of dinosaurs and present-day animals.
With features that resemble modern chickens, pigeons, and other duck-like birds, what can this skull teach us about the Cretaceous period and modern bird history? And how did the Wonderchicken survive?
Check out the video to find out!
Tags: · chicken, computed tomography, Cretaceous period, dinosaurs, duck, fossils, K-T boundary, Lilliput Effect, meteorite, pigeon, turkey, Wonderchicken