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September 16, 2020 - Smithsonian

Why Birds Survived, and Dinosaurs Went Extinct, After an Asteroid Hit Earth

Why Birds Survived, and Dinosaurs Went Extinct, After an Asteroid Hit Earth
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Paleontologists think that beaks may have given birds an advantage over other creatures.

Birds are the only dinosaurs left.

That might seem strange. A pigeon or a penguin doesn’t look much like a Tyrannosaurus. But the connection is still there, all the way down to the bone. About 150 million years ago, in the Jurassic, the first birds evolved from small, feathery, raptor-like dinosaurs, becoming another branch on the dinosaur family tree. For more than 80 million years, birds of all sorts flourished, from loon-like swimmers with teeth to beaked birds that carried streamer-like feathers as they flew.

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