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Re: DNA from old bird eggs

On Sat, Mar 13th, 2010 at 2:24 AM, "Richard W. Travsky"
<rtravsky@uwyo.edu> wrote:

> People speculate about cloning a dinosaur, but I think a 13 foot tall
> bird
> would be more interesting...

It's a pitty that Bullockornis is too old for the technique to yield
anything (even Genyornis egg shells were too old, and they were 'only'
50,000 years old).

Not that you'd necessarily be able to identify a 15 MYA egg shell as
belonging to a particular species anyway.


Dann Pigdon
GIS Specialist                         Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj