Researchers reveal the recipe for birds

August 1, 2014 1:46 PM

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According to a report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the birds of today are the result of the lineage of dinosaurs that evolved into birds shrinking in body size continuously for 50 million years. The findings appear in today’s issue of Science.

A number of previous studies looked at the considerable size change dinosaurs underwent to become birds. This change involved giant, ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs evolving into small, feathered creatures able to hop from tree branch to branch.

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