[CT Birds] OT: Ostriches in Wyoming? Sort of

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Thu Jul 7 21:59:07 EDT 2016


My sister sent this around.  North America had ostriches ... sort of, and a long time ago:

> Esp for bird lovers...
> http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/science-ostrichrelativenew.html <http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/science-ostrichrelativenew.html>

"Exceedingly well-preserved bird fossil specimens dating 50 million years represent a new species that is a previously unknown relative of the modern-day ostrich, according to a new paper co-authored by Sterling Nesbitt of Virginia Tech’s College of Science <http://www.science.vt.edu/> and part of the university’s Global Change Center <http://www.globalchange.vt.edu/igc/>.
The bird fossils were found more than a decade ago, completely intact with bones, feathers, and soft tissues, in a former lake bed in Wyoming. "

And some other relevant stories below.
	Ta!  Arthur Shippee

> Begin forwarded message:
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> Good stuff:
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> https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/new-information-watching-forest-breathe <https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/new-information-watching-forest-breathe>
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> https://news.uci.edu/research/climate-changes-effect-on-rocky-mountain-plant-is-driven-by-sex/ <https://news.uci.edu/research/climate-changes-effect-on-rocky-mountain-plant-is-driven-by-sex/>
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> Esp for bird lovers...
> http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/science-ostrichrelativenew.html <http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/science-ostrichrelativenew.html>



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