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New Evidence Refutes The 'Birds Evolving From Dinosaurs' Theory
2014-07-11 06:58:58

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been perceived that the modern-day bird evolved from the dinosaur millions of years ago. However, evidence from a new study published in the Journal of Ornithology has challenged this common belief. After re-examining a bird-like fossil from China, it was discovered that it was not a dinosaur as first thought. Instead, it was a tree-climbing animal that could glide, according to researchers Stephen Czerkas from The...

2010-12-21 09:00:00

While dinosaurs such as the Tyrannosaurus rex have long been assumed to be carnivorous, many of them were, in fact, vegetarians, according to a new study set to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Paleontologists from the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, used statistical analysis in order to discern the dietary preferences of 90 species of theropods--bipedal, bird like dinosaurs that first appeared in the late Triassic period. Of those...

2006-03-15 13:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- A newly discovered, perfectly preserved fossil of a 150 million-year-old dinosaur found in southern Germany may force scientists to rethink how and when feathers evolved. The nearly complete remains of the chicken-size dinosaur named Juravenator, which is described in the journal Nature on Wednesday, were preserved in limestone. But unlike other members of the group of two-legged meat-eating predators known as coelurosaurs, it had no feathers. "It is an absolutely...

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2010-02-02 13:50:17

Juravenator is a genus of coelurosaurian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (150 million years ago). It lived in what are now the Jura Mountains of Germany. It was discovered in 1998 by an amateur paleontologist in a lime pit near Eichstätt. The specimen was nicknamed Borsti, a name commonly given to bristle-haired dogs. It was assumed that this dinosaur was endowed with bristly proto-feathers. Studies of the remains of Juravenator indicate that this animal had both normal dinosaur...

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