Why are birds the only suriving dinosaurs?

Why are birds the only suriving dinosaurs?

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >throw die
    >it's a 3
    >"why 3?"

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    why are dinosaurs the only surviving dinosaurs?

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Growth rates. The bird who survived the extinction who's the ancestor of all modern birds grew quickly and had offspring soon. That was a very advantageous tactic during those days.

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love to imagine what kind of hilarious noises early synapids made. I want them back

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like to imagine something like this

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Had no idea frogs could moo

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous
    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fish make noise so probably not far removed from that

  5. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    The answer probably lies in a combination of things: their small size, the fact they can eat a lot of different foods and their ability to fly.
    Its from your picture. Sorry im too lazy

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      They also had more efficient endothermic metabolisms, while most dinosaurs (except maybe other maniraptorans) would have been mesothermic.
      However, birds also have extremely efficient unidirectional breathing with pneumatic pleurocoels, which means that they take oxygen into their body tissues when they breathe in and when they breathe out. They have very high rates of gas exchange. This means that, when there's a decline in atmospheric oxygen content, as there was in the period after the K-Pg extinction, birds should be able to survive better. However, the side effect of highly efficient gas exchange is that, when the atmosphere is more toxic, as it definitely was immediately after the asteroid impact, then birds are quicker to absorb toxic elements (including CO2) and die from them - eg canary in a coal mine. So bird breathing may have been a downside at certain times. Nevertheless, it seems like a combination of their endothermy, small size, generalist diets and ability to fly made modern birds the only avialan lineage to survive.

  6. 12 months ago
    SAGe

    >SAGE ALL DINOSAUR THREADS
    >REPORT ALL DINOSAUR THREADS AS OFF TOPIC OR EXTREMELY LOW QUALITY
    >TREAT DINOSAUR THREADS AS IF THEY WERE SLIDE THREADS ON /misc/
    >SLAM DUNK A DINOSAUR THREADS INTO THE TRASH
    >TELL JANNIES TO GET OFF THEIR FAT ASSES AND TO DELETE ALL DINOSAUR THREADS
    >MAKE A CONTAINMENT BOARD FOR DINOSAUR THREADS

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      This board is already one of the least used. A separate Dino board would see almost no use and make this board even slower

  7. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Birds are not dinosaurs

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      They are

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can revolt against GOD all you want, but you will still burn in hell when you die.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not according to the ads I keep on seeing on this site

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Where in the bible does it say that birds are not dinosaurs

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            It doesn't say that they aren't, it just says you're a homosexual if you feel the need to bring it up.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Read Genesis. They where created on separate days.

  8. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    The bird clades that survived were pretty small and generalists so they could eat whatever scraps of food that they could find. Dinosaurs by this time period were for the most part fairly large (even the smaller clades were decently sized animals) and more specialized so more vulnerable to extinction. Add on to this that dinosaurs at this time seemed to be going through a phase of lower diversity due to some other natural frickery going on at the time and boom, they all dead.

  9. 12 months ago
    Sage

    >intentional schizo bait thread

  10. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    If modern pigeons and crows and shit are any indication, it's because birds can be incredibly adaptable while non-avian dinosaurs were much more specialized.

  11. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    frogs are dinos too

  12. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Birds are not dinosaurs. Birds are birds. You all homosexuals should have a nice day

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dinosaurs are not reptiles. Dinosaurs are dinosaurs. You should have a nice day.

  13. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because progress. Nothing screams "progressive" more than homosexualy feathers and toothless mouths for better blowjobs.

    Adapt or die, sweaty!

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous
  14. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    disingenuous, there are other animals from dinosaur times which survive to this day. Crocodilians and turtles both predate the K/t boundary. plus lots of aquatic animals survived in pretty similar forms.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >there are other animals from dinosaur times which survive to this day
      That wasn't the question though.

  15. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Something something flight and toothless beaks to eat seeds because everything else was dead.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      why didn't mammals evolve beaks?

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Anyone there were a lot of ecosystems that were unaffected. Ground dwelling creatures did well.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        because they have multiple types of teeth

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        If Dicynodonts can, so can mammals.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Synapsids have evolved beaks once, and that was fairly early on, when they were still basically reptilian.
        Diapsids did it at least six times.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          wtf is this

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous
          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/LfXBpNC.png

            pre-mammalian synapsids are the most ugly moronic pieces of shit that ever lived

            there was a period after the permian extinction when this ugly little c**t represented over 95% of vertebrates on land. can you imagine? you go for a walk and almost every animal you encounter is one of these horrible little pig morons. the dinosaurs saved us from this horrible fate and deserve all the love they gate.

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              It looks cute. I would carry it home and put it in my garage.

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              >are the most ugly moronic pieces of shit that ever lived
              We don't know how they looked to be honest.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            my ancestor 🙂

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Our grandpa

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            >wtf is this
            my ancestor 🙂

            https://i.imgur.com/zL7P2Q0.jpg

            [...]
            pre-mammalian synapsids are the most ugly moronic pieces of shit that ever lived

            there was a period after the permian extinction when this ugly little c**t represented over 95% of vertebrates on land. can you imagine? you go for a walk and almost every animal you encounter is one of these horrible little pig morons. the dinosaurs saved us from this horrible fate and deserve all the love they gate.

            >pre-mammalian synapsids are the most ugly moronic pieces of shit that ever lived
            All early reptiles were ugly as fricking hell. And they were incompetent as frick. There's a reason the only hammer headed morph still around is the toad

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/LfXBpNC.png

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            he cute

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              This is the most "looks like an actual animal" reconstruction of this dudes I have ever seen. Most are so extremely goofy, I can't even look at them as anything but a cartoon character.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          platypus

          All monotremes have beaks. Platypuses and echidnas.

          Monotreme beaks are made of keratin A which is softer than keratin B. Also the beaks of turtles and birds are bones covered by a hard keratin sheath, whereas monotreme beaks are roughly outlined with thin bone and mostly comprised of soft tissue.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Okay, and? Yes the materials for the beaks and the structures for the beaks are different, but monotreme beaks are still beaks.
            Are you also going to make an argument that cephalopod beaks aren't beaks either even though they are functionally similar but made out of chitin instead?

            • 12 months ago
              Anonymous

              Cephalopod beaks and diapsid beaks both fill similar roles. Monotreme beaks are not used to bite or crush or do anything like that. Echidnas have fused jaws and platypus use plates in the back of their mouths to crush their prey. Their beaks are mostly just used for their electroreception and are thus not relevant when talking about mammals evolving beaks.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        platypus

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        All monotremes have beaks. Platypuses and echidnas.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        mammals evolved chew instead

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of birds also went extinct. It's just a specific group that didn't.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yea, all toothed birds went extinct, and the more specialized beaked birds did too. The group that didn't was because of those traits

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      They could fly long distances to search for food in a desolate wasteland.

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