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Re: Where did birds come from in their evolutional process?
Can't comment on your actual question, but on what
your professor said, I believe that the extinct
marsupial "lions" of Australia evolved from
herbivores. Because of this they had no canine teeth,
but had highly modified cheek teeth, one on each side
of the upper jaw(?). They were a long blade running
along the gum line and ended at the front with a
canine like process.
--- Matsunari Takahiro
> Good afternoon all ,
> The oter day, I learned,in paleontology
> class,that birds have evolved
> Saurischia.And our professor said,"once the
> carnivorous animal have evolved
> into the animal which don't eat meat, they don't
> evolve into the carnivorous
> animal again. So bird has never come from
> Ornithischia."But I heard that a
> fossil of Ornithischia which has traces of feathers
> (parrot-dinosaur ?) was
> found in China. Could this discovery be a
> counterargument against an
> established theory or argue the theory like "some of
> Ornithischias ate
> meat"? (* I don't know about the theories, sorry.)
> Thanks in advance.
> P.S. Now I learn about excavation.Please looking
> forward to my report of
> challenge in Katsuyama.And thank you for everyone
> who gave me advices !
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