Friday, 12 July 2019
Sparrow from Dinosaur Times
Current Biology has published data on one of the “first” case of a sparrow. It was dated at 99 million years ago.
However According to a Science articles, all Burmese dates entombed in amber rely on a single date.This is something that the researchers should thing about. Nonetheless, for instance National Geographic had this to say:
“One of these ancient fliers might resemble a modern sparrow—except for its bizarrely long toes, an adaptation never before seen in any bird, living or dead.
The newly described bird, Elektorornis chenguangi, was found entombed within less than six grams of amber, scientists report today.”
Yes, a sparrow was found in the age of the dinosaurs. It looked like a sparrow, and it probably also acted like one.
They claim that the region from where the fossil was found “was home to coastal forests full of trees that oozed tree resin.”
I would say that it speaks more of Noah’s Flood. It has left reminiscences everywhere, for instance the Heavitree Gap in Australia.
Greshko, Michael. 2019: Ancient bird foot found in amber has bizarrely long toes. National Geographic (12 July).