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Mesozoic Birds

  1. Luis M Chiappe

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001549



How to Cite

Chiappe, L. M. 2001. Mesozoic Birds. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Mesozoic birds are those birds that lived between 150 and 65 million years ago, during the last half of the age of large dinosaurs. During this 85 million years of known history, the Mesozoic birds evolved a wide range of basic body forms and lifestyles.


  • birds;
  • mesozoic;
  • diversity;
  • distribution;
  • genealogy