[Tweeters] Birds' "Redness Gene" Traced Back To The Dinosaurs

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 06:48:36 PDT 2016

hello everyone,

i just published this piece that might interest you, regarding the ancient
origins of color vision in birds.

The gene responsible for red coloration and color vision in birds is also
functional in turtles — arising in a shared dinosaur ancestor where it was
probably used for color vision and possibly also for red coloration more
than 250 million years ago

Birds' "Redness Gene" Traced Back To The Dinosaurs

as always, feel free to share widely.


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