NYC museum explores links betweens birds, dinosaurs

NEW YORK -- Imagine a Tyrannosaurus rex with feathers. That idea and the links between some dinosaurs and today's birds are explored in an upcoming exhibition.

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"Dinosaurs Among Us" opens March 21 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Birds belong to a group called the Dinosauria. While they drastically differ from their ancient ancestors, the exhibition shows that many similarities remain.

For example, scientists believe Tyrannosaurus rex likely had both feathers and a wishbone.

The exhibition will feature models of a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur and a small dromaeosaur with a 22-inch wingspan and patterned plumage.

Visitors also will learn that some dinosaurs' eggs were blue-green. Today's birds are the only living creatures to have colored eggshells.

The show runs through Jan. 2, 2017.



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