Why are birds the only suriving dinosaurs? Posted on April 28, 2023 by Anonymous Why are birds the only suriving dinosaurs?
>it's a 3
why are dinosaurs the only surviving dinosaurs?
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.
I love to imagine what kind of hilarious noises early synapids made. I want them back
I like to imagine something like this
Had no idea frogs could moo
Fish make noise so probably not far removed from that
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
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.
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Birds are not dinosaurs
You can revolt against GOD all you want, but you will still burn in hell when you die.
Not according to the ads I keep on seeing on this site
Where in the bible does it say that birds are not dinosaurs
It doesn't say that they aren't, it just says you're a gay if you feel the need to bring it up.
Read Genesis. They where created on separate days.
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 fuckery going on at the time and boom, they all dead.
>intentional schizo bait thread
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.
frogs are dinos too
Birds are not dinosaurs. Birds are birds. You all gays should have a nice day
Dinosaurs are not reptiles. Dinosaurs are dinosaurs. You should have a nice day.
Because progress. Nothing screams "progressive" more than gayy feathers and toothless mouths for better blowjobs.
Adapt or die, sweaty!
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.
>there are other animals from dinosaur times which survive to this day
That wasn't the question though.
Something something flight and toothless beaks to eat seeds because everything else was dead.
why didn't mammals evolve beaks?
Anyone there were a lot of ecosystems that were unaffected. Ground dwelling creatures did well.
because they have multiple types of teeth
If Dicynodonts can, so can mammals.
Synapsids have evolved beaks once, and that was fairly early on, when they were still basically reptilian.
Diapsids did it at least six times.
wtf is this
pre-mammalian synapsids are the most ugly retarded pieces of shit that ever lived
there was a period after the permian extinction when this ugly little cunt 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 retards. the dinosaurs saved us from this horrible fate and deserve all the love they gate.
It looks cute. I would carry it home and put it in my garage.
>are the most ugly retarded pieces of shit that ever lived
We don't know how they looked to be honest.
my ancestor 🙂
>wtf is this
my ancestor 🙂
>pre-mammalian synapsids are the most ugly retarded pieces of shit that ever lived
All early reptiles were ugly as fucking hell. And they were incompetent as fuck. There's a reason the only hammer headed morph still around is the toad
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.
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.
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?
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.
All monotremes have beaks. Platypuses and echidnas.
mammals evolved chew instead
A lot of birds also went extinct. It's just a specific group that didn't.
Yea, all toothed birds went extinct, and the more specialized beaked birds did too. The group that didn't was because of those traits
They could fly long distances to search for food in a desolate wasteland.