Posted: Aug 05, 2019 10:00 pm
by Macdoc
Birds had to rediscover flight after the meteor strike that killed off the dinosaurs, scientists say.

The cataclysm 66m years ago not only wiped out Tyrannosaurus rex and ground-dwelling dinosaur species, but also flying birds, a detailed survey of the fossil record suggests.

As forests burned around the world, the only birds to survive were flightless emu-like species that lived on the ground.


thanks for extra detail but is this incorrect??

Birds had to rediscover flight after the meteor strike that killed off the dinosaurs, scientists say.

The cataclysm 66m years ago not only wiped out Tyrannosaurus rex and ground-dwelling dinosaur species, but also flying birds, a detailed survey of the fossil record suggests.

As forests burned around the world, the only birds to survive were flightless emu-like species that lived on the ground.


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