Our research in 'National Geographic'

October 31st, 2017

The magazine reports on our discovery of the evolutionary link between hairs, feathers and scales: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/10/explore-animals-fur-feathers-scales/

The potential evolutionary link between hairs in mammals, feathers in birds and scales in reptiles has been debated for decades. We have recently demonstrate that all these skin appendages are homologous: they share a common ancestry.

More info is available here: https://www.lanevol.org/news/article/hairs-feathers-and-scales-have-lot-common