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  • n. Plural form of dromaeosaur.


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  • Deinonychus and its kin - called dromaeosaurs - only stood on two toes, with their wicked sickle claws held off the ground.

    The Guardian World News

  • Increasingly they agree on an even more surprising conclusion: that birds, rather than meriting a separate class, Aves, in the scientific organization of life, should be classed in Reptilia, within the Dinosauria, as the very successful surviving dromaeosaurs.


  • True feathers, so far as we know, were restricted to maniraptorans (the theropod clade that includes oviraptors, dromaeosaurs and birds), but simpler, filament-like integumentary structures appear to have evolved much earlier within theropod history, probably at or around the base of Coelurosauria.

    Happy Christmas, from gigantic Spanish sauropods... or, alas, poor ‘Angloposeidon’

  • Even so, companies that recycle old artwork still try and sneak in scaly-skinned dromaeosaurs if you let them.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • So, artists, feel free to depict baby dromaeosaurs running around with feather or stick toys in their mouths.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • A 90-million-year-old dinosaur recently discovered in Patagonia demonstrates that dromaeosaurs, carnivorous theropods that include Velociraptor, originated much earlier than previously thought.

    Science News

  • This finding implies that flight may have evolved twice: once in birds and once among this group of Gondwanan dromaeosaurs.

    Science News

  • Feduccia 2002 concluded that the feathered dromaeosaurs should send “all those involved in the debate on bird origins back to the drawing board.”

    Quote of the Day - 19 July 2005 - The Panda's Thumb

  • Basically the authors are saying that, with their new find, in order for Archaeopteryx to be considered part of Aves, the dromaeosaurs and Troodons are all birds as well.

    New Archaeopteryx fossil provides further insight into bird, dinosaur evolution - The Panda's Thumb

  • He might prefer to start his argument over, given that he has spent years arguing that dromaeosaurs are completely unlike and unrelated to birds.

    Quote of the Day - 19 July 2005 - The Panda's Thumb


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