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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Henderson Archaic Pigeon
The Henderson archaic pigeon (Bountyphaps obsoleta), or Henderson Island archaic pigeon, is an extinct bird in the Columbidae, or pigeon family. It was described in 2008 as a new genus and species fr...
Yixianosaurus
Yixianosaurus (meaning "Yixian lizard") is a maniraptoran theropod dinosaur genus from the Early Cretaceous of China.The type species, Yixianosaurus longimanus, was formally named and described by Xu ...
Oceanic Eclectus Parrot
The Oceanic eclectus parrot (Eclectus infectus) is an extinct parrot species which occurred on Tonga, Vanuatu and possibly on Fiji. The only living relative in the genus is the eclectus parrot (Eclec...
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Scarlett's Shearwater
Scarlett's shearwater (Puffinus spelaeus) was a species of seabird in the petrel family Procellariidae. Its common name commemorates New Zealand palaeontologist Ron Scarlett.This bird became known f...
Qiliania
Qiliania (from the Xiongnu qilian, "heaven") is an extinct genus of early bird from the lower Cretaceous (Aptian stage) about 120 million years ago. It is an enantiornithine which lived in what is now...
Giant Malleefowl
The giant malleefowl (Leipoa gallinacea) is an extinct megapode that was native to Australia. It was described from Plio-Pleistocene deposits at the Darling Downs and Chinchilla in south-east Queensl...
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Inkayacu
Inkayacu is an extinct genus of penguin. It lived in Peru during the Late Eocene, around 36 million years ago. A nearly complete skeleton was discovered in 2008 and includes fossilized feathers, the f...
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Mystiornis
Mystiornis is an extinct genus of bird which existed in what is now western Siberia, Russia during the early Cretaceous period (Barremian/Aptian age). It is known from an isolated metatarsus found in ...
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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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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High-billed Crow
The high-billed crow or deep-billed crow (Corvus impluviatus) was a species of large, raven-sized crow that was endemic to the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. It was pushed to extinction due t...
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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...
Hawaiian honeycreeper - Wikipedia
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...