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How modern-day dinosaurs survived the apocalypse

The mother of all birds lived on the ground.
ancient bird fleeing apocalypse

When the world of the dinosaurs ended, tree dwellers were at a distinct disadvantage.

Phillip M. Krzeminski

When 66 million years ago, forests burned, molten rock rained over the planet, tsunamis thrashed the coasts, and the sky went dark. Most didn’t outlive the apocalypse that killed off three-quarters of the world’s species, but a few lucky survived. These creatures all resided on the ground, according to research published this.

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