The Evolution of Birds from Dinosaurs
"Are Birds Dinosaurs?"
Scientists believe that birds evolved from dinosaurs. Fossil records show evolutionary connections between early reptiles and modern-day birds. Yet there is still much debate about how, when, and by what path birds evolved. The articles below present the findings of some important paleontological studies so you can read them and make up your own mind.
Archaeopteryx: An Early Bird
Archaeopteryx's Relationship With Modern Birds
Is it True that Birds are "Obviously" not Dinosaurs?
Comments about Feduccia's Bird Digit Paper
The Brooding Dinosaur
Earliest Beaked Bird Discovered
Feathers and the Origins of Birds
Fossils Prove that Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs
Old Dinosaur-bird Theory Won't Fly
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