Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Mike Shapiro
Mike joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his work on what controls whether pigeons have scaly or feathered feet, and reveals that the hindlimbs of domestic birds with feathery feet are more like wings at the molecular level.
Mike - Pigeon exhibit, Natural History Museum of Utah; Pigeonetics (App store); Darwin's Pigeons
Nels - National Parasite Collection
Vincent - The Story Collider
Music on TWiEVO is performed by Trampled by Turtles
Send your evolution questions and comments to email@example.com