Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dino Update

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Bird-like dinosaur forces rethink: "A rooster-sized dinosaur with a long, slender snout and wing-like limbs is forcing a rethink on bird evolution.

The 90 million-year-old reptile belongs to the same sickle-clawed group of dinosaurs as Velociraptor and feathered dinosaurs from China.

Buitreraptor gonzalezorum, from the Neuquen Basin in central Argentina may provide tantalising evidence that powered flight evolved twice."

1 comment:

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

That's bad writing there. "Powered flight" evolved multiple times. Insects accomplished it. Pterasaurs did it. Birds did it. Placental mammals did it.

I know what they're trying to say, but come on. That's almost as bad as saying "Dinosaurs aren't extinct--they turned into birds!" But who am I to nitpick stupidity?