Extinct bird bones Extinct island bird’s remains give researchers a nest of discoveries

Independent Florida Alligator - 29 days ago


A rare find for researchers led to discoveries that could change humanity’s understanding of extinction and evolution. Florida Museum of Natural History researchers aided in the discovery of ancient DNA from a 2,500-year-old extinct Caribbean bird, Caracara creightoni. The study was published online in August. Four of the study’s seven researchers are from UF.