Birds—The Dinosaurs among Us
Lecture no. 14 from the course: Major Transitions in Evolution
Taught by Professor Anthony Martin and 1 others | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
“Dinosaur” has become a synonym for a failure to adapt to changing circumstances. But the dinosaur lineage survives today through birds. Starting with the remarkable transitional fossil Archaeopteryx, examine the evolutionary transition of theropod dinosaurs into graceful creatures of the air, which still retain some dinosaur-like characteristics.