Turkeys and T-Rex…

– – Dinosaurs, like turkeys, had a wishbone, called a furcula.–I love that name so much I wish I had one, too…fur-cula! It was really the fusion of two collarbones at the sternum, where a bird’s flying muscles link up.  It’s elastic and great for flying.

Turns out that T-Rex and the Velociraptor had wishbones, too.  While they of course didn’t fly*, this discovery is one of the many bits of evidence that shows birds evolved from dinosaurs!

(*Wouldn’t a flying Velociraptor be extremely cool, though?)

– –Happy Thanksgiving from Foxsylvania, BTW!

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4 Comments on “Turkeys and T-Rex…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    There we have to agree to permanently disagree, partner. A flying V-raptor would be most definitely NOT be cool!

    Well, not unless it were tall enough to take on Godzilla in a 1960-70’s Toho flick.


  2. carycomic Says:

    Semi-relevant aside: when I was about ten years old, and first heard “Gamera” was going to be telecast on that old show, “Creature Features,” I initially thought the title was referring to a camera that shot gamma rays!

    You know; such as evil Saturday morning-cartoon scientists might use to shoot down American missiles?



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