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Cretaceous Chicken: Bus-Sized Dinosaur Breathed Like Birds Do
foxnews ^ | September 30, 2008

Posted on 09/30/2008 3:08:33 PM PDT by Justice Department

Dinosaur that lived 85 million years ago was size of a bus, but breathed like a bird

A huge carnivorous dinosaur that lived about 85 million years ago had a breathing system much like that of today's birds, a new analysis of fossils reveals, reinforcing the evolutionary link between dinos and modern birds.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigbird; birds; chicken; cretaceous; dinosaur; godsgravesglyphs; microraptorgui; oldearthspeculation; storkzilla; thunderbird; urbanmyths
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The finding sheds light on the transition between theropods (a group of two-legged carnivorous dinosaurs) and the emergence of birds.

Scientists think birds evolved from a group of theropods called maniraptors, some 150 million years ago during the Jurassic period, which lasted from about 206 million to 144 million years ago.

GIANT CHICKEN ROAMED EUROPE IN THE CRETACEOUS!

A Czech archeology team have discovered the missing link between dinosaurs and chickens. The giant skeleton, excavated in the Moldova river valley, is currently on display in the National Museum in Praque. Wishbone anybody?

1 posted on 09/30/2008 3:08:34 PM PDT by Justice Department
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2 posted on 09/30/2008 3:10:56 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department

3 posted on 09/30/2008 3:13:25 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department
Cavemen must've ate well..


4 posted on 09/30/2008 3:15:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Just Say NObama!)
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To: Justice Department

http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/birdrespiration.html

Nothing new as the the mode of breathing


5 posted on 09/30/2008 3:15:26 PM PDT by threeoeight
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To: F15Eagle; Justice Department

Eat mor Befe?


6 posted on 09/30/2008 3:16:44 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: Justice Department

7 posted on 09/30/2008 3:17:25 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department; SunkenCiv
Q: Why did the Cretaceous Chicken cross the road?

A: Cretaceous Chicken does whatever the hell he wants to.

8 posted on 09/30/2008 3:18:09 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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‘dino-fuzz’

"Then, in the late 1990’s, came a scientific bombshell – Sinosauropteryx, a dinosaur, with feathers. Preserved in fine-grained lake sediments deposited in the Early Cretaceous, about 128 million years ago, in what is now north-east China, this turkey-sized theropod exhibits clear traces of skin bearing tiny, hair-like protofeathers: ‘dino-fuzz’. At least, that is what some researchers claimed, but others were not so sure and wanted more and better evidence. Thankfully, basic economics – selling fossils is far more lucrative than tilling the earth – solved the problem and the Chinese lake deposits began to produce lots and lots and lots more fossils, among them many beautifully preserved small theropods – with feathers. Some bore ‘dino-fuzz’, some had rather simple, but clearly feather-like structures and some came with feathers that were indistinguishable from the feathers of early birds fossilised in the same rocks."

9 posted on 09/30/2008 3:24:21 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department

Dino ping


10 posted on 09/30/2008 3:26:53 PM PDT by allmendream (Sa-RAH! Sa-RAH! Sa-RAH! RAH RAH RAH! McCain/Palin2008)
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To: Justice Department
But a giant Cretaceous chicken still tastes just like ... chicken.
11 posted on 09/30/2008 3:27:11 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy voting McCain/Palin)
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To: threeoeight
"Nothing new as the the mode of breathing"

Right. Good air in bad air out. Works for me.


12 posted on 09/30/2008 3:28:34 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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"But a giant Cretaceous chicken still tastes just like ... chicken."

Practically everything...

13 posted on 09/30/2008 3:32:55 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: SmithL

Tastes like chicken

14 posted on 09/30/2008 3:38:18 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Dallas59

15 posted on 09/30/2008 3:49:27 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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Meat-eating Dinosaur From Argentina Had Bird-like Breathing System
Science Daily | Sep. 30, 2008
Posted on 09/30/2008 9:49:28 AM PDT by Soliton
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2094048/posts


16 posted on 09/30/2008 3:49:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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17 posted on 09/30/2008 3:51:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: allmendream
dino-chicken

The world’s first biplanes were ... dinosaurs? Scientists say dino-chicken used two sets of wings to flit between trees

Like the Wright brothers, the first flying dinosaurs took to the air with two sets of wings.

New analysis of the winged Microraptor gui suggests that the first feathered dinos relied on a biplane-like wing configuration to swoop from tree to tree. The result may settle a century-old controversy over how the first feathered creatures achieved flight.

“It is intriguing to contemplate that perhaps avian flight, like aircraft evolution, went through a biplane stage before the monoplane was introduced,” said Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University. “It seems likely that Microraptor invented the biplane 125 million years before the Wright 1903 Flyer.”

18 posted on 09/30/2008 3:54:56 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: SmithL
"Eat mor Befe?"


19 posted on 09/30/2008 3:59:01 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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