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Parrots, Dinosaurs, And Lots Of Questions

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Parrots, Dinosaurs, And Lots Of Questions

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If you look at the skeletal structure of many dinosaurs, the link between them and parrots is a no-brainer.  Still, it took the scientific community forever to accept this as a possibility.  Down the road, it was proposed by a small group of paleontologists that some dinosaurs may have been feathered.  They were treated like lepers…until fossilized feathers were found among the remains of a dinosaur previously thought to be covered in scales.

The theory has been that parrots evolved from the theropod family, which includes the infamous ...

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