Palaeontology student shared image of cassowary claws during anatomy study
Sarah Davis said the image shows the clear links between birds and dinosaurs
The cassowary is native to Australia and is the country's heaviest flightless bird
PUBLISHED: 00:52, 22 January 2019 | UPDATED: 00:59, 22 January 2019
A palaeontology PhD student has shared an amazing image of a southern cassowary, claiming it is evidence that birds and dinosaurs are related.
woman Sarah Davis, a palaeontology PhD candidate at the University of Austin, is using the bird to study 'avian anatomy, colour, and feathers as part of multiple graduate research projects' she wrote on her account.
'Holding the claws of a male southern cassowary... Just in case any of your friends still need convincing that [bird] equals [dinosaur],' she wrote with the post.
A palaeontology PhD candidate has shared an amazing image (pictured) of a Southern Cassowary claiming it was another piece of evidence that birds and dinosaurs are related
'I feel incredibly humble to be able to work with such a magnificent bird. Cassowaries are native to Papua New Guinea and Australia, and are fruit eaters.
'But, that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to use those impressive claws.'
The post drew the attention of a number of social media users.
'I remember the first time I saw a cassowary in real life and was shocked, thinking how the hell could anyone doubt where all the dinosaurs went,' one user wrote.