Scientists have recently found the body of a 46,000-year-old Horned lark. Because it has been buried under a pile of Siberian snow, the bird’s body has not been so popular for so many years. On the contrary, it has been preserved in such a way that zoologists have been able to recover the bird’s genetic theory from the carcass.
From this it is known that the corpse of this horned lark is the mixed ancestor of the Hund lark, which roams in the Siberian tundra and the steppe meadows of Mongolia today. That’s what Nicholas Dasex, a researcher in the zoology department at Stockholm University in Sweden, said.
Referring to the recent hand lark carcasses, the scientists wrote that hairy mammoths and hairy rhinos once roamed the grasslands of Europe and northern Asia during the last ice age. According to the researchers, this region of Siberia was actually a combination of steppe, tundra, and coniferous forests.
By the end of the last ice age, the region was divided into three parts — tundra in the north, taiga in the middle, and steppe grassland in the south.
From the carcasses of these birds, they can understand how the Horned Lark evolved, scientists think.