Only gymnasts among dinosaurs turned into birds, shows new study

The Telegraph Their study corroborates a model of dinosaur-to-bird evolution suggested by an Indian-origin paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee at the Texas Tech University in his 1977 book The Rise of Birds where he had argued that small size was critical for flight.

New Delhi, July 31: Only small and agile dinosaurs that evolved to climb trees, glide, and fly were the ancestors of birds, according to a study that corroborates an idea proposed by an Indian-origin paleontologist nearly 40 years ago.

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Their study corroborates a model of dinosaur-to-bird evolution suggested by an Indian-origin paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee at the Texas Tech University in his 1977 book The Rise of Birds where he had argued that small size was critical for flight.

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