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Dinosaur family tree poised for colossal shake-up - Nature.com

Tyrannosaurus rex may be closer kin with bird-hipped dinosaurs such as Stegosaurus than was previously thought. The longstanding division of dinosaurs into 'bird-hipped' species including Stegosaurus and their 'lizard-hipped' counterparts such as ...and more »

Radical shakeup of dinosaur family tree points to unexpected Scottish origins - The Guardian

A herd of Saltopuses chasing insects. The new study identifies Saltopus as the closest thing in the fossil record to what the hypothetical common ancestor might look like. Illustration: Dea Picture Library/Getty Images/DeAgostini. The most radical ...and more »

Dinosaur Phylogenetic Tree Shake-Up - The Scientist

An analysis of 74 dinosaur species leads a group of researchers to reorganize the extinct animals' evolutionary history. By Jef Akst | March 24, 2017. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Reddit Share to Email Share to ...and more »

We might have to completely redraw the dinosaur family tree - The Conversation UK

Michael J. Benton does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...and more »

Dinosaur family tree completely re-written by new model that proposes they began far earlier than we thought - The Independent

The dinosaur family tree has been completely shaken up by a radical new computer programme. Scientists have turned our understanding of dinosaur evolution “upside down” and re-written the evolutionary history of dinosaurs. Theropods like the T Rex have ...and more »

First dinosaurs may have been omnivores in the north hemisphere - New Scientist

Hips really can lie. In 1888, H. G. Seeley split the dinosaur family tree into two branches based on pelvic bones, but a new analysis suggests a complete rejig of early dinosaur types and challenges assumptions about where the first dinosaurs lived and ...and more »

Rewriting the dinosaur family tree - ResearchGate (blog)

Dinosaurs have traditionally been divided into two major groups, one with a 'bird-hipped' pelvis called the Ornithschia and the other with a reptile-like pelvis called the Saurischia. Carnivorous theropods like the Tyrannosaurus rex and giant sauropods ...and more »

A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. When I first read Matthew Baron's new dinosaur study, I actually gasped. For most of my life, I've believed that the dinosaurs fell into two major groups: the ...and more »

New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family tree - Science Daily

Date: March 22, 2017; Source: University of Cambridge; Summary: More than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research. The work suggests that the family groupings ...and more »

The Dinosaur Family Tree Has Been Uprooted - Live Science

The dinosaur family tree, used by paleontologists and dinosaur buffs for the past 130 years, has just been transformed. In the old family tree, there are two major groups of dinosaurs: the bird-hipped ornithischian dinosaurs (such as duck-billed ...and more »