raptors

raptors

Flat-Footed Reptiles to High Stepping Chickens
May 18, 2010 · 3 Comments

Most scientists believe that birds evolved from small therapod dinosaurs. The key step was the development of feathers, turning animals that could walk or climb into animals that could fly. In today’s post, Dr. Bakker discusses the evolution of a key feature of Archaeopteryx, the first dinosaur to be discovered with preserved feathers. Lizard Paws […]

Which raptor turned into the first bird?
March 31, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

We get so many great questions through our blog, and every now and then we can turn those responses into a blog post. One our readers favorite posts is “What would YOU ask a paleontologist?” Last week we got this question from kght2: “Do all birds come from a specific raptor, or do they come […]

Could T. rex catch a duckbill? And other dino questions answered.
December 22, 2008 · 5 Comments

[Ed. note: Recently, a reader named Wyatt left a comment on the blog asking HMNS Curator of Paleontology Dr. Bob Bakker a few questions about dinosaurs for a high school paper. We thought we’d share the answers with everyone – as well as wish Wyatt luck with his paper.] 1) Which predatory dino was the […]

Your Dino Mummy Questions, Answered
October 13, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Ed. Note: Leonardo has only been on display in Dinosaur Mummy CSI: Cretaceous Science Investigation for a few weeks – but we’ve already gotten a ton of fascinating questions from visitors. In this post, Dr. Bakker  answers them. If you have a question about Leonardo – or anything on exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural […]



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