Evolution of birds
The evolution of birds is thought to have begun in the Jurassic Period, with the earliest birds derived from a clade of theropoda dinosaurs named Paraves. Birds are categorized as a biological class, ...
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Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds
Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of a crow-sized, bird-like dinosaur with colorful feathers from northeastern China th...
Scientists Find A New Dinosaur With Well Preserved, Bird-Like Wings — But Not For Flight
Paleontologists working in China have found a new dinosaur with one of the most complex, well-preserved set of wings ever seen on a specimen of its size. In a study published Thursday in the journal S...
How a burst of colour in dinosaurs hints at how birds evolved: Sudden change suggests feathered arms soon developed into wings
Scientists at Texas University claim that a chemical change in maniraptorans indicated a physiological shift within feathered dinosaurs prior to the origin of flight.
First Birds Might Have Flown on 4 Wings
Two-winged flight followed the emergence of avian ancestors
Feathered dinosaur - The Feathered Dinosaur
Naked Science : Dinomorphosis : THU JAN 27 8p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/naked-science/4926/Overview Were most dinosaurs actually c...
Origin of birds - 6 Strange Fossils That Enlightened Evolutionary Scientists
The Origin of Birds. New York: D. Appleton and Company During the 1830's a young Scottish man named Andrew Geddes Bain began poking around the rocks in ...
Origin of birds
The origin of birds refers to the initial stages in the evolution of birds. The scientific consensus is that birds are a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era.A close relati...
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Feathered dinosaur
Although growing evidence of the relationship of non-avian dinosaurs to birds raised the possibility of feathered dinosaurs over the twentieth century, it was not until the mid-1990s that clearly non-...
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Prehistoric bird
Prehistoric birds are considered any species of the Aves, and some possible close relatives of more uncertain status, that have become extinct before being recorded by modern sources.They are known fr...
Avicephala
Avicephala is a possibly polyphyletic and therefore disused clade of diapsid reptiles that lived during the Late Permian and Triassic periods. Many species had odd specialized grasping limbs and prehe...
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Namibiavis
Namibiavis is an extinct genus of early hoatzin from early Middle Miocene (about 16 mya) deposits of Namibia. It was collected from Arrisdrift, southern Namibia. It was first named by Cécile Mourer-Ch...
Shanweiniao
Shanweiniao is a genus of long-snouted enantiornithine birds from Early Cretaceous China. One species is known, Shanweiniao cooperorum. There is one known fossil, a slab and counterslab. The fossil is...
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Omnivoropteryx
Omnivoropteryx (meaning "omnivorous wing") is a genus of primitive flying bird from the early Cretaceous Upper Jiufotang Formation of China. The authors who described Omnivoropteryx, Stephen Czerkas a...
Parahongshanornis
Parahongshanornis is an extinct genus of early bird from the lower Cretaceous (Aptian stage) of what is now Liaoning Province, north-eastern China. Parahongshanornis was first named by Li Li, Wang Jin...
Cuspirostrisornis
Cuspirostrisornis is a genus of enantiornithine bird. Only one species is known, Cuspirostrisornis houi, though some researchers believe this to be a synonym of the similar species Cathayornis yandica...
Dromornithidae
Dromornithidae (the dromornithids) were a clade of large, flightless Australian birds of the Oligocene through Pleistocene epochs. All are now extinct. They were long classified in Struthioniformes, b...
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Puffinus nestori
Puffinus nestori is an extinct seabird in the petrel family. Its fossil remains, dating from the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene, were found on the island of Ibiza of the Balearic archipelago in t...
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Phoeniconotius
Phoeniconotius is an extinct genus of flamingo that lived in Australia from the late Oligocene to the early Miocene.
Tubuai Rail
The Tubuai rail (Gallirallus steadmani) is an extinct species of flightless bird in the Rallidae, or rail family.
It was described from subfossil remains found in 2007 by Robert Bollt at the Atiah...
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Hawaiian honeycreeper
Hawaiian honeycreepers are small, passerine birds endemic to Hawaiʻi. Some authorities still categorize this group as a family Drepanididae, other authorities consider them a subfamily, Drepanid...
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Nanantius
Nanantius eosis the name of an Early Cretaceous (Albian, c. 100-112 mya) species of bird. It is the only described member of the genus Nanantius at present; the supposed second species Nanantius valif...
Berruornis
Berruornis orbisantiqui was an early fossil owl or owl-like bird recovered from late Paleocene deposits in the region of Reims in northeastern France. It was about the size of a Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bu...
Rahonavis
Rahonavis is a genus of bird-like theropods from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian, about 70 mya) of what is now northwestern Madagascar. It is known from a partial skeleton (UA 8656) found by Cather...
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Hollanda (bird)
Hollanda is a genus of small ground birds known from fossils found in the Barun Goyot Formation of Mongolia. Found at Khermeen Tsav, it dates from the late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage), about 7...