The problems of ancient times are endless. One of the things most often discussed is animals that lived in Ancient Times, especially Dinosaurs. According to information that we know so far, Dinosaurs have become extinct. The reason is still a debate, one of which is mentioned, because a large meteor that had hit the earth.
The existence of Dinosaurs themselves was revealed through the discovery of fossils during the last few decades, so that the shape of the ancient animal was clearly visible. Many films also raise the theme of Dinosaurs, their types and how they survive.
Maybe, Dinosaurs as we know so far are already extinct, but apparently there are more than 10 thousand species that still roam the earth. In another sense, many species today are in fact derived from several types of dinosaurs. Who would have thought, one of them is a bird.
Yes, birds are one of the descendants of dinosaurs, this is confirmed by Julia Clarke as a Paleontologist.
“Birds are living dinosaurs, just like we are mammals,” said Julia Clarke, a paleontologist and professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin.
This is known after tracing the characteristics of the ancestors of birds, and the results found the fact that all birds on earth originated from Theropod dinosaurs.
“They nest strongly in one part of the dinosaur line. All the bird species we have today are descended from one line of dinosaurs: the theropod dinosaur.
We know that birds today have feathers and tails, have beaks but no teeth. They also have bone plates near their tail called pygostyle. According to Takuya Imai, assistant professor at the Dinosaur Research Institute at Fukui Prefectural University, Fukui, Japan, another type of extinct theropod has one or more of these characteristics.
In essence, Dinosaurs are a type of ancient animals that already have many offspring, so it seems unlikely they are all extinct at one time. There may be extinct while breeding, either because of age or ecosystem factors.