Birds have scales like many dinosaurs and some dinosaurs may have had feathers. Scientists have discovered that the tissues used to produce scales in reptiles are similar to…

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Shown left to right: Velociraptor, a dinosaur of the class that gave rise to birds; Archaeopteryx, often called the first bird; and a modern chicken and pigeon. What…

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Nyasasaurus parringtoni is currently the oldest known dinosaur in the world. What dinosaur is still alive in 2020? In an evolutionary sense, birds are a living group of…

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The geologic break between the two is called the K-Pg boundary, and beaked birds were the only dinosaurs to survive the disaster. … The end of the Cretaceous…

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The results of this study, which were based on estimated real global biodiversity, showed that between 628 and 1,078 non-avian dinosaur species were alive at the end of…

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Dinosaurs continued to live in New Zealand and had about had 10–20 million years to evolve unique species after it separated from Gondwana. In the Cretaceous, New Zealand…

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A big meteorite crashed into Earth, changing the climatic conditions so dramatically that dinosaurs could not survive. Ash and gas spewing from volcanoes suffocated many of the dinosaurs….

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A big meteorite crashed into Earth, changing the climatic conditions so dramatically that dinosaurs could not survive. Ash and gas spewing from volcanoes suffocated many of the dinosaurs….

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The closest living relatives of Tyrannosaurus rex are birds such as chickens and ostriches, according to research published today in Science (and promptly reported in the New York…

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“Chickens are dinosaurs.” Pretty much every evolutionary biologist and paleontologist worth their salt long ago came to the conclusion that birds are descended directly from dinosaurs. … Today…

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