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Oldest fossil of bird's voicebox gives new hint at soundscape of the Cretaceous

66m-year-old syrinx of Vegavis iaai suggests that creature could honk and quack and confirms some modern bird groups lived alongside the dinosaurs The oldest evidence of a bird’s voice box has been found among the fossilised remains of a duck-like creature that lived more than 66 million years ago. The discovery suggests that the animal was able to make a variety of sounds similar to those of current day ducks, including quacks.
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