Upcoming talk: The Evolution of Dinosaurian Flight

Upcoming talk The Evolution of Dinosaurian Flight at the Milwaukee Public Museum in Wisconsin, Thursday, February 24, 2022.

The Evolution of Dinosaurian Flight

The holotype of Yuornis represents the best-preserved Late Cretaceous eThe idea that birds are living dinosaurs dates back to the mid-late 19th century, yet was not widely accepted until the discovery of feathered dinosaurs in China in the late 1990s. Attempts to understand which group of dinosaurs is most-closely related to birds is hindered by the distribution of bird-like features in dinosaur clades. New evidence suggests that many of these avian features are better considered aerodynamic features, and the difficulty in understanding which group of dinosaur birds evolved from is due to the fact that multiple groups of dinosaurs – not just birds – evolved flight. 

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 24, 2022
6-7:00 p.m. Onsite social hour
7-8:00 p.m. Lecture