When Birds Had Teeth

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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    Experts are still arguing over whether Archaeopteryx was a true bird, or a paravian dinosaur, or some other kind of dino. But regardless of what side you’re on, how did this fascinating, bird-like animal relate to today’s birds? It turns out its teeth were a clue that this story goes all the way back to what we now call the non-avian dinosaurs.

    Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the excellent Longipteryx reconstruction. Check out more of Ceri's paleoart at http://alphynix.tumblr.com and http://nixillustration.com

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    Bakker RT. 1986. The Dinosaur Heresies. Zebra Books, New York. 481 pp. ISBN: 0806522607
    Martyniuk, MP. 2012. A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged DInosaurs. Pan Aves, Vernon, NJ. 191 pp.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9885965-0-4
    Baby enantiornithine: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2017.06.001
    Enantiornithine wings: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12089
    Baby dinosaur tail: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.008


  • Scott Paris
    Scott Paris  21 hours ago

    Best narrator on YouTube!

  • Zimrian Zimrian
    Zimrian Zimrian  7 days ago


  • Tia Payton
    Tia Payton  14 days ago

    I will always wonder who steve is

  • David Wood
    David Wood  21 days ago

    9:39 Hypothetical Surviving Bird got his own caption.

  • danielle diller
    danielle diller  21 days ago

    Oh wow I'd hate to be the neighbor to the guy with a nuclear reactor in his garage.

  • JiveDadson
    JiveDadson  21 days ago +1

    Note to Eons editor: Every neither needs a nor.

  • Screwface Romeo
    Screwface Romeo  28 days ago

    Charlie Kelly wants to know your location

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthews  a months ago

    Hans Wermhat, Denim Chicken, and bird with teeth

  • Critter Cubs
    Critter Cubs  a months ago

    I would like to learn more about exactly how Peter parker turned into spiderman.

  • A L Lopez
    A L Lopez  a months ago

    Hmmm chinese researchers?

  • Cernunnos  Wild
    Cernunnos Wild  a months ago

    Evolution. It explains more than how the flu can change. Stay in school.

  • Daredevil
    Daredevil  a months ago

    i should be studying...

  • Paul Sojo
    Paul Sojo  a months ago

    This video is such a beautiful work! 😊

  • Corkymatronic Gacha life

    Saw this video in the recommended of my teacher's YouTube account while she was showing us a video.
    No regrets.
    (Am now scared that she will show us this video as well and see my comment)

  • GX4 Trap
    GX4 Trap  2 months ago

    That music is nice³

  • HorizonClear
    HorizonClear  2 months ago

    Very cool video and very attractive lady.

  • Little Reuby
    Little Reuby  2 months ago

    I know its hard for you to find info, of places outside North America, but can you do a video on the congo forest?

  • jonny pepperston
    jonny pepperston  2 months ago

    But didn't dinosaurs have gizards ?

  • We All Laugh Down Here

    I think about the extinction of dinosaurs, and it makes me sad until I consider the fact that birds are nothing more than the best survivors dinosaurs had to offer. Your lineage still lives and affects the world 65 million years later.

  • Asaph m
    Asaph m  3 months ago

    I know for a fact that geese have teeth I have seen them