Latest Evolution of birds Stories
Archaeopteryx, once believed to be the worldâ€™s earliest bird, may actually have been just another feathered dinosaur.
Through an expedition to the Gobi Desert of China, scientists have solved the puzzle of how one group of dinosaurs came to look like birds--independent of birds.
Scientists have discovered a unique beaked, plant-eating dinosaur in China.
The fossilized remains of a dinosaur about the size of a pigeon that may be the ancestor of birds has been discovered by archeologists in China.
Paleontologists have discovered the remains of a large meat-eating dinosaur with a breathing apparatus much like a modern bird, fortifying the link between birds and dinosaurs and helping to explain the evolution of birds' unique system of breathing.
Ostriches, emus, kiwis and other winged non-flyers might seem to be birds of a feather, sharing similar evolutionary origins, but the story could turn out to be much weirder, with perhaps numerous flying ancestors.
Large flightless birds of the southern continents â€“ African ostriches, Australian emus and cassowaries, South American rheas and the New Zealand kiwi â€“ do not share a common flightless ancestor as once believed.
By Jeremy Manier and Tim De Chant, Chicago Tribune Jun. 27--When a falcon swoops from the sky to seize its fleeing prey, no one would mistake the sleek predator for a gaudy parrot.
Scientists may be a step closer to solving the mystery of how the first birds learned to fly. The issue has remained controversial over the years, and previous theories have usually been based on interpretations of various fossil forms.
An 80-million-year-old dinosaur fossil unearthed in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia demonstrates that miniaturization, long thought to be a hallmark of bird origins and a necessary precursor of flight, occurred progressively in primitive dinosaurs.
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