Unfortunately Kristy Stevenson is unwell and unable to present tonight on Myrtle Rust but the talk will be rescheduled to a later date. In place of Kristy, MCCG’s Gordon Grigg will be presenting.
Evening Talk with Gordon Grigg
TONIGHT – Tuesday 27th September, 6.30 for 7pm (finish 9pm)
TALK TITLE: “Recent work confirms that dinosaurs were warm-blooded, and presents strong evidence that most of the ancestors of today’s birds and mammals were too, sharing a 300 million year ancestry.”
Gordon will talk about the work he did on echidnas in the 1980s in the Mt Kosciuszko area in winter led ultimately to a paper earlier this year in Biological Reviews proposing that not only were dinosaurs warm blooded, so were many of their ancestors, and also the ancestors of today’s mammals, right back to the Late Permian. The data also imply that warm-bloodedness in birds and mammals has common ancestry.
Photo: Dave Edwards