Interesting Facts about Evolution May 14, 2019
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Started by metmike - May 13, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Birds evolved from dinosaurs and both are descended from reptiles. The closest living reptilian relation of a bird is the crocodile.

How Birds and Reptiles are Related

"There are four major groups of reptiles living today: turtles/tortoises, lizards/snakes, crocodilians, and dinosaurs. The last two groups are archosaurs, a very specialized group of reptiles that have been around for 225 million years! Archosaurs are the living reptiles that birds are most closely related to."

How Birds and Reptiles are Related | Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

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