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Re: Proto-penguins lived with dinosaurs
Here's the actual sentence.
"Dna tests on the Waimanu penguin fossils, found near the
Waipara River, have determined they are between 60 million and 62 million
years old "
I figured that they must have found usable DNA; after all, there is DNA from
dinosaur eggs, and DNA from ancient flies in amber. But I'd like to see
that explained properly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Morgan Churchill" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Dinosaur Mailing list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: Proto-penguins lived with dinosaurs
Pretty sure what they meant was that they used the date of the fossils to
calibrate the avian molecular clock...they didn't get actual DNA from the
fossil, but they can use it's geological age to help date the divergence
of penguins from other neornithes
frank bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: No way for 60 million years old
Penguin DNA! Mantra repeat again and
Frank (Rooster) Bliss
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