July 05, 2009
A Bird I'm Not Allowed To Have

Good thing it's extinct!

How cool is this though? Colors?

In a unprecedented discovery, Nicolas Rawlence of the University of Adelaide and a team of researchers found they could extract DNA from the feathers' shafts, and use the genetic material to prove the feathers belonged to four species of the flightless Moa, including the Heavy-footed Moa Pachyornis elephantopus.

With pix goodness!

Posted by Ellen at July 05, 2009 09:17 PM

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