Models for the Rise of the Dinosaurs

  title={Models for the Rise of the Dinosaurs},
  author={Michael J Benton and Jonathan Forth and Max Cardoso Langer},
  journal={Current Biology},
Dinosaurs arose in the early Triassic in the aftermath of the greatest mass extinction ever and became hugely successful in the Mesozoic. Their initial diversification is a classic example of a large-scale macroevolutionary change. Diversifications at such deep-time scales can now be dissected, modelled and tested. New fossils suggest that dinosaurs originated early in the Middle Triassic, during the recovery of life from the devastating Permo-Triassic mass extinction. Improvements in… CONTINUE READING
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