- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Imagine a Tyrannosaurus rex with feathers. That idea and the links between some dinosaurs and today’s birds are explored in an upcoming exhibition.

“Dinosaurs Among Us” opens March 21 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Birds belong to a group called the Dinosauria. While they drastically differ from their ancient ancestors, the exhibition shows that many similarities remain.

For example, scientists believe Tyrannosaurus rex likely had both feathers and a wishbone.

The exhibition will feature models of a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur and a small dromaeosaur (DROH’-mee-uh-sohr) with a 22-inch wingspan and patterned plumage.

Visitors also will learn that some dinosaurs’ eggs were blue-green. Today’s birds are the only living creatures to have colored eggshells.

The show runs through Jan. 2, 2017.



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