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Analysis of fossilized Antarctic bird's 'voice box' suggests dinosaurs couldn't sing

Find may provide insights into development of other anatomical features and evolutionary history of birds

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Researchers discover oldest-known voice box of bird in Antarctica.

Credit: National Science Foundation/University of Texas at Austin


The syrinx fossil, as it would appear in the extinct animal.

The syrinx fossil, as it would have been located in the extinct animal.

Credit: Nicole Fuller/Sayo Art, for University of Texas at Austin.

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