Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree

Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree

Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree The standard dinosaur family tree may soon be just a relic. After examining more than 400 anatomical traits, scientists have proposed a radical reshuffling of the major dinosaur groups. The rewrite, reported in the March 23 Nature, upsets century-old ideas about dinosaur evolution. It lends support to the accepted idea that the earliest dinosaurs were smallish, two-legged creatures. But contrary to current thinking, the new tree suggests that these early dinosaurs had grasping hands and were omnivores, snapping up meat and plant matter…

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