[Tweeters] The National Interest: Found: This Tiny Bird Was a Predator in the Time of Dinosaurs

Dan Reiff dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 21:51:16 PDT 2020



Found: This Tiny Bird Was a Predator in the Time of Dinosaurs
Lars Schmitz, Jingmai Kathleen O'Connor History, Americas The evolutionary transition of dinosaurs to modern birds is one of the most astounding transformations in the history of life: large, bipedal and mostly carnivorous dinosaurs morphed into small, flying birds. In 2016, our colleague Xing Lida held up a small piece of polished, deeply yellow amber. As sunlight shone through the ancient resin, Lida saw the outline of a pristinely preserved, amazingly small skull. There was a prominent eye

Read in The National Interest: https://apple.news/AX1PPP4XdNmS9hGQZHPYkxA


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