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Groundbreaking Genetic Study Reveals Secrets Of Bird

Groundbreaking Genetic Study Reveals Secrets Of Bird Evolution

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The secrets of how modern birds evolved and emerged following the mass extinction of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago have long been hidden in their genes, but now an international...

Latest Evolution of birds Stories

dinosaur arms bird wings
2014-10-02 08:08:28

The scientific community has accepted the idea that birds evolved from a branch of the dinosaur tree. What evolutionary biologists haven't figure out, however, is how wrists evolved from straight to bent and hyperflexible.

Archaeopteryx
2014-09-26 07:01:58

The early stages of the process through which birds evolved from dinosaurs was slow and gradual, and there was no single “missing link” separating the two different types of creatures, according to research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Current Biology.

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

It has long been perceived that the modern-day bird evolved from the dinosaur millions of years ago. However, new evidence has challenged this common belief.

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.

Avian Evolution: How Raptor Limbs Became Bird Wings
2013-09-18 06:09:13

Scientists are certain that sometime around 150 million years ago birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans. According to recent studies conducted around the world, the maniraptorans were very bird-like, with feathers, hollow bones, small body sizes and high metabolic rates.

Dinosaur Fossil Challenges Bird Evolution Theory
2013-01-25 04:10:05

A recently discovered dinosaur fossil believed to pre-date those from which birds were believed to have evolved could drastically change current theories on the origins of flight, according to a new UK 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.

Evidence Links Birds And Dinosaurs
2012-11-21 21:16:27

More evidence has emerged, published in the journal Current Biology, claiming birds are the descendants of dinosaurs.

When Evolving From T-Rex To Sparrow, Timing Is Critical
2012-05-28 08:31:30

A new study has shown that modern birds are essentially living dinosaurs with skulls that are remarkably similar to those of their juvenile ancestors.

New Research Shows Feathered Dinosaur Could Fly
2012-01-25 06:22:05

An international team of researchers led by Brown University has shed some new light on whether the winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly.


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