Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says A New Study Of Ancient Mass Extinction

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The transition between the Triassic and Jurassic periods was marked by volcanic eruptions that turned Pangea snowy and desolate. This extinction event killed off all large reptiles… except for the dinosaurs. How did these fearsome beasts survive the freezing temperatures and begin ruling the world? Unlike other reptiles, the cold didn’t bother the dinosaurs. They were warm-blooded oddities among their cold-blooded brothers, and as precursors to birds, they were already covered in insulating feathers. These factors helped them weather the cold and reign supreme. Read full article here

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