Thursday, May 19, 2011

Croc Update (Family Tree Edition)

Cosmic Log - Study reshuffles crocodile family tree: "A fresh analysis of a fossil found in the 1970s suggests that the family trees for crocodiles, birds and dinosaurs diverged earlier than some may have thought.

The study represents the latest chapter in a long-running debate over the relationships between dinosaurs and the ancestors of two dissimilar types of modern-day creatures — crocs and birds."


Charles Gramlich said...

And the Croc family side consists of a huge number of related species. I only found this out recently.

Jodi MacArthur said...

Flying crocodiles would look like dragons. It's hard to imagine a reptile with feathers.