Dinosaurs’ dominance led to their demise: Study

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By: PTI | London |
Published: February 6, 2018 8:47 pm


The research reconstructs the paths taken by the dinosaurs as they moved out of South America. (Image Source: University of Reading)

Dinosaurs may have been too successful for their own good, say scientists who found that the dominance of the prehistoric giants led to their decline even before the killer asteroid wiped them off the planet 66
million years ago.

From their roots in South America, the dinosaurs migrated ‘in a frenzy of movement to cover the planet’. Hundreds of different dinosaurs appeared, from the ferocious T-rex to the gigantic long-necked Diplodocus. However, by the time the asteroid struck, killing them off, they were starting to decline, as they had ran out of space on Earth.

The research published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, reconstructs the paths taken by…

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