The Evolution of Dinosaurs: Much Conjecture, Little Evidence

by Jerry Bergman
CRS Quarterly, Volume 46, Number 2,
Fall 2009, pp. 119-125.


The evidence for dinosaur evolution was reviewed, along with the various theories of dinosaur evolution and the evidence for their support. Dinosaurs are commonly believed to have evolved from a small, crocodile-like animal; however, a review of the known fossils provides no evidence for dinosaur evolution from non-dinosaurs, despite the excellent and abundant dinosaur fossil record. This finding is very significant because the bones of many of the average- to larger-sized dinosaurs discovered to date are usually fairly well preserved due to their large size and thickness. Dinosaurs appear abruptly in the fossil record and disappear just as suddenly. The fossil findings for several major dinosaur species also were reviewed.

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2 thoughts on “The Evolution of Dinosaurs: Much Conjecture, Little Evidence

  1. Dom

    Great article. Thanks for highlighting it.

    Okay to use the mag cover in a post of my own to draw attention to your post?

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