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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Huahine Cuckoo-dove
The Huahine cuckoo-dove (Macropygia arevarevauupa) is an extinct species of bird in the Columbidae family. It was endemic to French Polynesia where subfossil bones between 750 and 1250 years old have...
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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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Lenesornis
Lenesornis is a genus of enantiornithine birds which lived during the Late Cretaceous about 78 mya and is known from fossils found in the Bissekty Formation in the Kyzyl Kum, Uzbekistan.
Eurotrochilus
Eurotrochilus is an extinct genus of primitive hummingbird. Its fossils come from the Rupelian stage of the early Oligocene of Germany, Poland and France.
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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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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Physornis
Physornis fortis is an extinct species of giant flightless predatory birds of the family Phorusrhacidae or "terror birds", within the subfamily Brontornithinae, that lived in Argentina. It lived from...
Cruschedula
Cruschedula is an enigmatic bird genus considered to be nomen dubium which consists of the single species Cruschedula revola.The genus was first described by Florentino Ameghino in his 1899 volume Sin...
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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Eurofluvioviridavis
Eurofluvioviridavis is an extinct genus of primitive bird from Middle Eocene of Messel, Germany.
Heterorhea
Heterorhea is an extinct genus of ratite in the rhea family.
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...
Brontornis
Brontornis was a genus of giant flightless predatory birds that lived in Patagonia. The only species currently accepted as valid is B. burmeisteri. It has traditionally been placed in the family Phoru...
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