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Re: DNA from old bird eggs



C'mon, it's a no-brainer, given the opportunity to clone one or the other. 

We KNOW moas were at least edible, possibly quite tasty. The edibility and 
tastiness of pre-KPg dinos is entirely speculative...

--- On Fri, 3/12/10, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:

> From: Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
> Subject: Re: DNA from old bird eggs
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Friday, March 12, 2010, 4:37 PM
> 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.
> 
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