Eclats de mondes disparus (4)

Les oiseaux […], c'est comme l'amour, ça a toujours existé. Toutes les espèces disparaissent, mais pas les oiseaux. Comme l'amour.

Marguerite Duras . Le marin de Gibraltar.

Articles scientifiques :

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Balter M. Dinosaurs may have danced like birds to woo mates. Science - News - 7 January 2016.

Ota N, Gahr M, Soma M. Tap dancing birds: the multimodal mutual courtship display of males and females in a socially monogamous songbird. Scientific Reports 2015, 5:16614, pp1-6

Odom KJ, Hall ML, Riebel K, et coll . Female song is widespread and ancestral in songbirds. Nature Communications 2014, 5:3379, pp1-6

Gao C, Morschhauser EM, Varricchio DJ, et coll . A second soundly sleeping dragon: new anatomical details of the Chinese troodontid Mei long with implications for phylogeny and taphonomy. PLoS One 2012, 7:e45203, pp1-17

Varricchio DJ, Moore JR, Erickson GM, et coll . Avian paternal care had dinosaur origin. Science 2008, 322:1826-8

Prum RO. Evolution. Who’s your daddy? Science 2008, 322:1799-1800

Xu X, Norell MA. A new troodontid dinosaur from China with avian-like sleeping posture. Nature 2004, 431:838-41

Norell MA, Clark JM, Chiappe LM, et coll . A nesting dinosaur, Nature 1995, 378:774-6

Varricchio, DJ, Jackson F, Borkowski J, et coll . Nest and egg clutches of the dinosaur Troodon formosus and the evolution of avian reproductive traits. Nature 1997, 385:247-50

Osborn HF. Three New Theropoda, Protoceratops Zone, Central Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 1924, 144:1-12

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