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How Did Birds Lose Their Teeth And Get Their Beaks? Study Offers Clues Options
Daemon
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How Did Birds Lose Their Teeth And Get Their Beaks? Study Offers Clues

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how modern birds evolved to have beaks, and the answer starts millions of years ago with some of the sexiest dinosaurs. Modern gulls, with their large eyes, long beaks and distinctly ancient-looking and ... More...
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How Did Birds Lose Their Teeth And Get Their Beaks? Study Offers Clues

- Scientists are one step closer to understanding how modern birds evolved to have beaks, and the answer starts millions of years ago with some of the sexiest dinosaurs.
- The key is fossils of so-called stem-birds, which are ancient birdlike dinosaurs that offer clues about the bones and brains of modern birds. One such creature, Ichthyornis dispar, is the subject of a newly published study that fills in some of the missing links in the evolution of birds.
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