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It appears that some Dinosaurs became birds.

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Manwon Lender
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It appears that some of the smaller Dinosaurs evolved into birds. Thanks to the great fossil evidence coming out of China, it shows that some of the smaller meat eating Dinosaurs, including the Velociraptor had feathers. Now scientists think they understand how they also developed  beaks. 

 

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/fossil-feathers-reveal-how-dinosaurs-took-flight

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

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Piney
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Carnoferox

Yes, this has been widely accepted by paleontologists since the 1970's and was suggested as early as the 1870's. Nothing new.

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Manwon Lender
37 minutes ago, Carnoferox said:

Yes, this has been widely accepted by paleontologists since the 1970's and was suggested as early as the 1870's. Nothing new.

The thing that is new are all the fossils coming out of China, that show the transition. Along with the transition from a mouth full of teeth to a beak. 

Thanks for your thoughts 

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ChrLzs
2 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

...Along with the transition from a mouth full of teeth to a beak.

A documentary I watched recently covered that:

Dragons, dinosaurs, whatever.....

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acute
5 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

It appears that some Dinosaurs became birds.

The dinosaurs had a meeting after the asteroid strike, and said "Let's put this whole extinction thing behind us, and carry on evolving."

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Manwon Lender
1 hour ago, acute said:

The dinosaurs had a meeting after the asteroid strike, and said "Let's put this whole extinction thing behind us, and carry on evolving."

No I think they said we had better fly or die!

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Carnoferox
10 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

The thing that is new are all the fossils coming out of China, that show the transition. Along with the transition from a mouth full of teeth to a beak. 

Thanks for your thoughts 

Well the feathered dinosaurs from China have been published since the 90's, so they're not new either.

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On 7/5/2019 at 12:09 AM, Carnoferox said:

Well the feathered dinosaurs from China have been published since the 90's, so they're not new either.

Thanks very much for disrupting my thread, by not adding anything and by acting like this is all beneath you. You appear to be an intelligent individual, I am certain there was something you could have added to the thread. Instead you decided to be a troll and add nothing except negative comments. Sorry this thread was so boring for you, but did you ever stop to think that others may have been interested.

have a great night

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Sir Smoke aLot

This birdie looks like dinosaur to me :) Those eyes are striking.

 

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Piney
8 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

Thanks very much for disrupting my thread, by not adding anything and by acting like this is all beneath you. You appear to be an intelligent individual, I am certain there was something you could have added to the thread. Instead you decided to be a troll and add nothing except negative comments. Sorry this thread was so boring for you, but did you ever stop to think that others may have been interested.

have a great night

Don't take it that way Colonel. He's really a nice guy and just trying to be informative. Everybody has bad days. :yes:

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Carnoferox
10 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

Thanks very much for disrupting my thread, by not adding anything and by acting like this is all beneath you. You appear to be an intelligent individual, I am certain there was something you could have added to the thread. Instead you decided to be a troll and add nothing except negative comments. Sorry this thread was so boring for you, but did you ever stop to think that others may have been interested.

have a great night

If you want me to add to this thread then I'll post some relevant articles and papers here.

Bob Bakker's famous Dinosaur Renaissance article, featuring the first artwork of a feathered non-avialan dinosaur (1975):

https://tuda.triumf.ca/evolution/articles/scientificamerican0475-58.pdf

John Ostrom's paper on Archaeopteryx and the theropod-bird transition (1976):

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1095-8312.1976.tb00244.x

Sinosauropteryx prima, the first non-avialan dinosaur with feathers discovered (1998):

http://sci-hub.tw/https://www.nature.com/articles/34356

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Manwon Lender
1 hour ago, Carnoferox said:

If you want me to add to this thread then I'll post some relevant articles and papers here.

Bob Bakker's famous Dinosaur Renaissance article, featuring the first artwork of a feathered non-avialan dinosaur (1975):

https://tuda.triumf.ca/evolution/articles/scientificamerican0475-58.pdf

John Ostrom's paper on Archaeopteryx and the theropod-bird transition (1976):

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1095-8312.1976.tb00244.x

Sinosauropteryx prima, the first non-avialan dinosaur with feathers discovered (1998):

http://sci-hub.tw/https://www.nature.com/articles/34356

Thank you very much.

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