The dinosaurs have long been a species of reptiles with a distinct extinction that still overwhelms many scientists and individuals today. It is no myth that these creatures at one time or the other terrorized planet earth and everything that was on their pathway. They did this without little or no competition as their large bodies gave aided the oppressive Era.
However, If you ask any fossil specialist with an expertise in the field of vertebrates, you will find them unconsciously saying birds and the dinosaurs have a lot in common. Most of them even clearly state that they are not so different from one another. From what I can deduce from several journals and articles written by paleontologists, dinosaurs can be divided into two types. Non-avian and the avian.
Do you know that the dinosaurs that existed were also technically addressed as birds? Now you do! Maybe the strong use of the semantic bird was extreme, but it drives home the point. Aside from the semantic of the animals referred to as birds, there is physical evidence of dinosaurs having bird ancestors. Let’s briefly talk about a few differences between the dinosaurs and birds.
Back in the 15th through the 18th century, scientists deduced that birds have similar comparative body structures as dinosaurs. This convincing anatomy made those anatomists certain that the birds are traditional reptiles. In the late 1800s, a staff of a field establishment noticed a rare fossil in Solnhofen Formation back in the Jurassic period. Little did he know that he just uncovered the popular “London specimen”
We had a few experts including Thomas Henry Huxley who could see in plain sight, more than one similarity between avian creatures (birds). Traveling down history lane, beliefs of the striking resemblance between these two animals spread around much. The theropod dinosaurs were one of the few species who nailed these arguable facts to the wall.
The Dinosaurs and their Origin of Birds
Over time, the world of reptile anatomy has had reasons to believe that they had similar anatomy as the aves. However, certain researchers as countered this motion by arguing that these facts we’re mere coincidental suggestions. Also, one of the popular ways these scientists prove this was the enormous space in time between the fossil of the first bird and the dinosaurs. Truth be told, this speculation was hard to overlook for a long time. For all we know, other species of dinosaurs never show the same traits as those compared with the birds.
In conclusion, if you look clearly into the anatomy of birds and the dinosaurs. It is without that their similarities outrun the differences. Take for example, when a hawk dives to pick a dove, you can almost get a clear picture. A picture of how they took their prey in a blinking instance.