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Theropods Compared

This interactive was developed for Week 4 of the AMNH online course The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds, part of Seminars on Science, a program of online graduate-level professional development courses for K-12 educators. Explore more sample resources...

The similarities among theropod dinosaurs and modern birds are often more pronounced than those between theropods and their earlier dinosaur cousins. Examine the skeletons found in this interactive. Can you tell where they fall on the evolutionary tree? Are they dinosaurs? Birds? What are the differences?