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Jun 26th 2017 at 12:51:20 PM •••

"As a somewhat hilarious postscript, the present-day living creature with the closest genetic similarity to T. rex is... the chicken."

I'm not a geneticist, but given that birds come from a different theropod lineage than tyrannosaurs, shouldn't ALL birds be equally genetically distant from Tyrannosaurus?

Edited by HazelMcCallister Hide/Show Replies
Jul 13th 2017 at 7:22:53 AM •••

Okay, if no one can clarify what this quote means by the end of the month, I'm just going to delete it.

Mar 3rd 2018 at 6:02:57 AM •••

You are absolutely right from a biological point of view. I think the emphasis on chickens, out of all birds, in only due to Rule of Funny (since chickens are funnier than other birds).

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