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CANCELLED because of Coronavirus: Evolution of Birds and Flight: Dr Dan Field
7th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr Dan Field is a University Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at the
University of Cambridge.
Birds are the most diverse group of terrestrial vertebrate animals, boasting nearly 11,000 living species. But how did this awe inspiring diversity arise? Dan will discuss recent advances in our understanding of how, where, and when birds arose, and will show how high resolution 3D imaging is changing our understanding of when key avian features, like the toothless beak, came to be. He will also discuss the origin of sophisticated powered flight, showing new evidence that it may have arisen later than has been conventionally assumed.
Doors open at 7 pm