Getting Small the Key for Dinos that Became Birds

July 31, 2014 6:05 PM

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Getting Small the Key for Dinos that Became Birds

How did some dinosaurs go from being impossibly huge, Earth-bound creatures to winged masters of the sky? The answer, a new study suggests, is simple: They got small, and kept on getting smaller.

A study out of the University of Southampton just published in the journal Science involved an examination of 1,500 dinosaur traits by researchers, who reassembled the dinosaur family tree and used mathematical models to track adaptations and body size over time, and across branches of the dino fami...

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