‘Extremely Rare’ Fossilized Dinosaur Talkbox Suggests They Sounded Like A Bird

An artist’s rendering of the ankylosaur, Pinacosaurus grangeri. The voice box is colored under his jaw. (Image credit: Tatsuya Shinmura))

The “extremely rare” discovery of an 80-million-year-old fossilized larynx that belonged to an armored dinosaur shows the ancient animal may have sounded more bird-like than experts previously thought, new research suggests.

Pinacosaurus grangeri — a squat, armored, club-tailed ankylosaur unearthed in Mongolia in 2005 — was discovered along with the first fossilized vocal tract (larynx) found in a non-avian dinosaur.

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