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Griffin, Darren K., Larkin, Denis M., O’Connor, Rebecca E., Romanov, Michael N. (2023) Dinosaurs. . MDPI, Basel, Switzerland Encyclopedia (online), Entry 39796. (KAR id:99415)

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Subjects: Evolutionary Biology.

Contributors: Darren K. Griffin, Denis M. Larkin, Rebecca E. O’Connor, Michael N. Romanov.

According to Britannica, dinosaurs are described as “Triceratops, contemporary birds, their most recent common ancestor and all of their descendants.” However, for biologists, it could be simpler to picture dinosaurs as reptiles with hind limbs held erect beneath the trunk, similar to how mammals’ hind limbs are held.

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Additional information: Encyclopedia Entry 39796. This entry is adapted from
Uncontrolled keywords: dinosaurs; birds; reptiles; chromosome; karyotype
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems) > QP506 Molecular biology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction
Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2023 13:23 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2023 13:53 UTC
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