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What is the latest theory stating birds are truly dinosaurs?

One recent theory goes one step further than “birds are descendants of dinosaurs.” Some paleontologists now think modern birds are truly dinosaurs. This theory states that birds are dinosaurs that evolved certain bird-like characteristics, such as light weight, agility, wings, feathers, and beaks. These specialized characteristics enabled the animals to somehow survive the extinction at the end of the Mesozoic era and continue evolving into modern birds.


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