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Less Diversity Found In Bird Species Of 125M Years Ago
2014-05-28 11:10:57

While the typical American wetland hosts a range of birds with different physiologies and behaviors, bird diversity in prehistoric times was significantly lower, according to a new study.

How To Tell If An Avian Dinosaur Was Male Or Female
2013-01-23 08:14:54

An international team of paleontologists has discovered a definitive way to determine the sex of an avian dinosaur species.

Dinosaur Abdominal Analysis Reveals Wolf-Like Hunting Prowess
2012-08-30 11:07:46

Analysis of two dinosaur fossil specimens have revealed new information about hunting and feeding behaviors of a wolf-like dinosaur

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2011-07-01 05:20:00

Researchers have uncovered chemical traces of a pigment, an important component of color, that once formed patterns in the feathers of fossilized birds.

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2010-05-14 06:05:00

The earliest birds may have had feathers, but they were not strong enough to carry the winged creatures in flight, researchers revealed Thursday.

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2010-01-27 15:41:43

The color of some feathers on dinosaurs and early birds has been identified for the first time.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.