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How dinosaurs evolved beaks & became birds

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Once you know that many dinosaurs had feathers, it seems much more obvious that they probably evolved into birds. But there’s still a big question. How did a set of dinosaurian jaws with abundant teeth (think T. rex) turn into the toothless jaws of modern birds, covered by a beak? Two things had to happen in this transition, suppression of the teeth and growth of the beak. Now new fossil evidence has shown how it happened.

https://theconversation.com/how-did-dinosaurs-evolve-beaks-and-become-birds-scientists-think-they-have-the-answer-84633

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Fascinating.

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