MAIL ONLINE: Rigid 'superlungs' gave dinosaurs enough energy to run and fight in the air of the Mesozoic era which had HALF the oxygen of today's atmosphere

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 30/10/2018

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Study coauthor Professor Bill Sellers, from the University of Manchester, said: 'If even the very first dinosaurs to evolve had bird-like lungs, this go some way to explaining why dinosaurs became so the dominant animal species of their time.

'Other animal groups simply may not have had lungs as well suited to extracting oxygen from the air.

'That simple evolutionary difference may have let dinosaurs rule world.'

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TitleRigid 'superlungs' gave dinosaurs enough energy to run and fight in the air of the Mesozoic era which had HALF the oxygen of today's
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date30/10/18
DescriptionStudy coauthor Professor Bill Sellers, from the University of Manchester, said: 'If even the very first dinosaurs to evolve had bird-like lungs, this go some way to explaining why dinosaurs became so the dominant animal species of their time.

'Other animal groups simply may not have had lungs as well suited to extracting oxygen from the air.

'That simple evolutionary difference may have let dinosaurs rule world.'
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6332941/Rigid-superlungs-gave-dinosaurs-energy-run-fight-air-Mesozoic-era.html
PersonsWilliam Sellers

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