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Maniraptora

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New Study Shows Birds Evolved from Maniraptora Dinosaur
The Maniraptorans were small, meat-eating dinosaurs, and lived approximately 150 million years ago. Theropods first appeared 230 million years ago and possessed many early vestiges of birds, including hollow, air-filled bones, wishbones, and feathers.
Rewinding evolution: Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with
Maniraptora are small dinosaurs which it is thought spawned thousands of species of birds which exist today. Chickens and other birds are thought to have descended from dinosaurs through a series of genetic changes. By altering the DNA of chickens to ...
Dakotaraptor ruled Hell Creek Formation as lethal predator
Dakotaraptor helps fill a gap in body size distribution between the small bird-like Maniraptora creatures and the giant T. rex found in Hell Creek, which spans parts of northwestern South Dakota, southwestern North Dakota, eastern Montana and eastern ...
Late Cretaceous Animals of Romania's HaĊ£eg Island--a More Complex View
We also report a new partial femur that looks referable to the poorly known maniraptoran Elopteryx (Csiki-Sava et al. 2015a). Incidentally, there is as yet no indication whatsoever of large theropods in the Haeg Island assemblage.
Yi qi Is Neat But Might Not Have Been the Black Screaming Dino-Dragon of Death
Scansoriopterygids are small maniraptoran theropods, notable for their elongate third fingers and for a peculiar pelvis where the pubis is directed forwards and downwards, is proportionally short and lacks an expanded ventral end.

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