When Did Dinosaurs Learn to Fly?

Birds are dinosaurs. That's a fact underscored by dozens upon dozens of discoveries in the last 30 years. Free of the historic blinders that cast dinosaurs as monstrous reptiles, we're now gaining an ever-greater appreciation for how bird-like Tyrannosaurus and its famous relations really were.

In fact, many traits we think as unique to birds evolved hundreds of millions of years ago. Reproduction by laying shelled eggs goes back to some of the first vertebrates to carve out a living on land, around 315 million years ago. Fluffy body coverings might go back to the earliest ...

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