Scientists Reveal What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like, And It’s Pretty Weird

Jurassic Park lied, you guys. New scientific research suggests that dinosaurs weren’t overgrown lizards — instead, they more closely resembled the fowl family.

According to scientists, dinosaurs were covered in brightly-colored feathers and made cooing and mumbling sounds similar to pigeons.

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The research, published in the journal Evolution, was studying the noises made by the ancestors of birds.

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“To make any kind of sense of what non-avian dinosaurs sounded like, we need to understand how living birds vocalize,” Professor Julia Clarke who co-authored the paper said.

“This makes for a very different Jurassic world. Not only were dinosaurs feathered, but they may have had bulging necks and made booming, closed-mouth sounds.”

Every dinosaur movie from now on will be ruined for me. Thanks a lot, paleontologists.



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