Dinosaurs shrank to evolve into birds

August 1, 2014 10:12 AM

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Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs shrank constantly for over 50 million years to evolve into agile flying birds, a new study has found.

The study led by a University of Adelaide scientist has shown how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs - the theropods - evolved into agile flyers: they just kept shrinking and shrinking.

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