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Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds

  1. James M Clark

Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003322

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Clark, J. M. 2003. Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

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Abstract

The close evolutionary relationship between birds and dinosaurs has been debated ever since the discovery of a fossil primitive bird, Archaeopteryx.

Keywords:

  • archosaur;
  • Archaeopteryx;
  • feathers;
  • cladistics