Lessons From a Dinosaur’s Rear End
All birds, amphibians, reptiles, and even a few mammals have a cloaca. A cloaca is a single opening used for passing waste and for reproduction. Researchers today know all about the modern cloaca but not so much about the dinosaur’s cloaca. But that’s all changing thanks to the discovery of one intact cloaca of a Psittacosaurus. This dog-sized dinosaur is now showing us how it lived and reproduced 120 million years ago.
With the newly found fossil of the cloaca, scientists know it is unlike any modern creature of today. They also believe that it is close in several features to the crocodilian reptile – alligators and crocodiles – and some birds.
The National Guard and the New Administration
Republican Governors Ron DeSantis of Florida, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, and Greg Abbott of Texas all reacted to how their troops had been treated by ordering them to head home.
United States Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said that the Capitol Police didn’t tell the Guard to leave the Capitol except for the new president’s swearing in ceremony. After that, Pittman says they were invited back.
Here We Go Again
It looks like Congress still plans to hold the trial, anyway. What will happen next?