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One typical hallmark of modern birds that comes in a huge variety of shapes and sizes is the beak. While this is common knowledge, it is less well known that during the Cretaceous Period keratin-covered beaks had already evolved in different groups of dinosaurs.
Archaeopteryx, once believed to be the worldâ€™s earliest bird, may actually have been just another feathered dinosaur.
A new study from an international team of scientists suggests juvenile and adult predatory dinosaurs had a range of hunting and feeding strategies.
90-pound birds that once lived in South America used their giant, sharp beaks like a boxer giving their opponent a quick jab.
Paleontologists have long known that dinosaurs had tiny brains, but they had no idea the beasts were such airheads.
New methods of analyzing fossils have scientists arguing more than ever about whether Tyrannosaurus rex was a lumbering scavenger or a swift and agile predator.
- Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.