Prehistoric bird

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Prehistoric birds are considered any species of the Aves, and some possible close relatives of more uncertain status, that have become extinct before being recorded by modern sources.

They are known from fossil and subfossil remains only, and in a few cases may be remembered in folk memory. Such birds are here presented in 2 articles, separated according to the rough date of extinction and the possibility of human influence in their extinction:

New evidence that birds are the living descendants of the Theropoda dinosaurs changed the view we thought that how dinosaur may have looked like. The first bird archeopteryx had many similarities with birds as well as Theropoda dinosaurs. This bird was a link between Theropoda dinosaurs and birds. But,fossil records show that Theropoda dinosaur groups like Dromaeosauridae, Compsognathidae, Oviraptorosauria, Therizinosauridae and even Tyrannosauroidea which were likely to had feathers made the evidence that these were theropds and even prehistoric basal birds.


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