dinobird 'Fuzzy raptor'
with The Geological
Museum of China
Until recently, the origin of birds was one of evolution's great
mysteries. But if we now told you that birds were related to dinosaurs,
that the sparrow in your garden was a descendant of some of the
most voracious, ground-dwelling hunters ever known, you might not
be convinced. You might argue that the dinosaurs became extinct
65 million years ago, and that it seems unlikely something as small
and timid as a sparrow could be related to a creature as ferocious
as the Velociraptor in Jurassic Park. But fossil evidence
from China proves exactly that.
the evidence that helped scientists prove birds are living dinosaurs.