The elephant bird, which was the biggest bird known, was a night of light


Madagascar overcame Elephants were the largest birds that we know. They quickly disappeared, so long as humans established the permanent presence on the island of the island of South Africa. However, even though people were soon together with these brilliant animals, they were more than tones, they confirmed the birds. Researchers have studied a new study of the brains of digital reconstructed dead animals. Analysis suggests that the ivory birds have a very strong smell and are nights.

Giant elephant birds might have been living for millennia. VELIZAR SIMEONVSKI / CHICAGO Press University, Chicago.

Giant elephant birds might have been living for millennia. VELIZAR SIMEONVSKI / CHICAGO Press University, Chicago.

This year's bird was interesting for research. Scientists at the London Zoological Society say that people first arrived in Madagascar 1000 years ago,Apiary) stays. And, last month, the London Zoological Survey Group describes the largest ivory bird species, Vomrom's Titanium (Meaning "big bird" in Malaga and Greek). It weighed 800 kg and stood at 3 meters in height – 20 centimeters above the ostrich and much larger dinosaurs.

Despite their fine size, these herbicides think that they are very evident that have lived for thousands of years without any natural predators. When they encountered people's hunters, they were not likely to resist. Elephant birds and other Malaysian megapuna, as well as a giant lemon, was over 1,000 years ago. At that time, there were no scientists on the island, unfortunately, so we do not really have an accurate description of their internal anatomy or behavior.

Fortunately, modern science has tools that allow us to learn intimate details about the life of animals, even though they have long gone. Although there is no elephant bird brain tissue, researchers at the University of Texas Austin produced digital reconstructions of the coupe of two elephant bird species. CT scans show that optical lobbying – part of the brain responsible for processing the vision – is almost non-existent, meaning an elephant bird is supposedly as blind as a bat. At the same time, ophthalmic bulbs whose process was smell was much larger than expected one of the elephant bird species.

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American researchers think that their alphaactic bulb measures are judged Aepyornis maximus – Types of large bulbs – lived in woods and small A. Hildebrand Perhaps living in open grasslands.

Previously, researchers thought that the nearest supporter of the ivory bird was Nea Zealand's giant Mao. This caused many to believe that the elephant birds were for the daytime lovers. Genetic analysis of new research, however, suggests that flight and night radiation may be better.

Based on new genetic relationships and sensory information, the authors conclude conclusions Royal Society's Works b That the elephant birds were probably the nightlife. Their poor eyesight was not a problem because today's kiwi can be confirmed, especially given that the ivory birds do not have natural predators – before they met us.

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